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Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Flag of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Coat of arms of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Coat of arms
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Beira Interior Norte
Intermunic. comm. Beiras e Serra da Estrela
District Guarda
Parishes 10
 • President Paulo Langrouva (PS)
 • Total 508.57 km2 (196.36 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,260
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the District of Guarda in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 6,260,[1] in an area of 508.57 km².[2] Located in the Riba Coa (near the River Coa), just like other municipalities around Riba Coa, such as Almeida, Meda, Pinhel and Sabugal. Known for its castle which is a listed National monument, as well as pine-wood forests and rolling hills.

The municipality borders the frontier with Spain, formed by the Águeda River, a tributary of the Douro, which it joins at Barca D'Alva, approximately 18 km north of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo town.

The present Mayor is Paulo Langrouva, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is July 7.

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo figures in José Saramago's 2008 novel The Elephant's Journey.[3]


  • Parishes 1
  • References 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 10 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Algodres, Vale de Alfonsinho e Vilar de Amargo
  • Almofala e Escarigo
  • Castelo Rodrigo
  • Cinco Vilas e Reigada
  • Colmeal e Vilar Torpim
  • Escalhão
  • Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
  • Freixeda do Torrão, Quintã de Pêro Martins e Penha da Águia
  • Mata de Lobos
  • Vermiosa


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^ José Saramago, The Elephant's Journey, (translated by Margaret Jull Costa), Harvil Secker, London, 2010.
  4. ^  

See also

External links

  • Municipality official website
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