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Carregal do Sal

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Carregal do Sal

Carregal do Sal
Flag of Carregal do Sal
Coat of arms of Carregal do Sal
Coat of arms
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Dão-Lafões
Intermunic. comm. Viseu Dão Lafões
District Viseu
Parishes 5
 • President Atílio Nunes (PSD)
 • Total 116.89 km2 (45.13 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,835
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Carregal do Sal (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a municipality in Viseu District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 9,835,[1] in an area of 116.89 km².[2]

The present mayor is Atílio dos Santos Nunes, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is the second Monday after the third Sunday of July.


  • Parishes 1
  • History 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]


The municipality was created in 1836, by merging the now extinct Currelos and Oliveira do Conde municipalities. There was a place in Currelos called Carregal. Later it became known as “do Sal” (English: of salt) after the big salt evaporation ponds constructed there by order of Francisco Lucas de Melo Pais do Amaral (7 May 1752 – 6 April 1819), of Casa de Santar (Melo Pais do Amaral, and after Count of Santar).

Taking advantage of the location by the road, by then the major land connection between Viseu and Coimbra districts, Francisco Lucas de Melo Pais do Amaral therefore ordered the building of huge salt evaporation ponds in some lands he had inherited, which could supply the entire region. This business was kept in the hands of its descendants (Soares de Albergaria Pais e Melo) over almost 200 years, and consisted of collecting the salt from Figueira da Foz, transporting it by boat through Mondego and Dão rivers, up to Carregal, then laid in big warehouses, in the place named "Salinas" (English: salt evaporation ponds) in the town border, where Francisco Lucas de Melo Pais do Amaral ordered, moreover, the build of the house named after it, today the Museu Municipal Manuel Soares de Albergaria.


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^  

External links

  • Town Hall official website
  • Photos from Carregal do Sal
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