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Cávado (intermunicipal community)

Map showing the location of the Cávado subregion

The Comunidade Intermunicipal do Cávado is an administrative division in northern Portugal. It was created in 2008.[1] It is also a NUTS3 subregion of the Norte Region. The seat of the intermunicipal community is Braga. Cávado comprises part of the former Braga District. The population in 2011 was 410,169,[2] in an area of 1,245.79 km²,[3] which makes it one of the most densely populated subregions of Portugal.

Its name is derived from the Cávado River that drains a large part of its territory. It borders the Ave Subregion and Grande Porto Subregion to the south, Tâmega Subregion e Alto Trás-os-Montes Subregion to the east, Minho-Lima Subregion to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.


It is composed of six municipalities:[4]

Municipality Population (2011)[2] Area (km²)[3]
Amares 18,889 81.95
Barcelos 120,391 378.90
Braga 181,494 183.40
Esposende 34,254 95.41
Terras de Bouro 7,253 277.46
Vila Verde 47,888 228.67
Total 410,169 1,245.79


  1. ^ CIM Cávado
  2. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ a b Direção-Geral do Território
  4. ^ "Law nr. 75/2013" (pdf).  

External links

  • Official website CIM Cávado

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