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Title: Montemor-o-Velho  
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Subject: Blanche of Portugal (1259–1321), Diogo de Azambuja, Fernão Mendes Pinto, Coimbra, List of towns in Portugal
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Flag of Montemor-o-Velho
Coat of arms of Montemor-o-Velho
Coat of arms
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Baixo Mondego
Intermunic. comm. Região de Coimbra
District Coimbra
Parishes 11
 • President Luís Manuel Barbosa Marques Leal (PSD)
 • Total 228.96 km2 (88.40 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 26,171
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Montemor-o-Velho (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a town and municipality of the Coimbra District, in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 26,171,[1] in an area of 228.96 km².[2]


  • Demographics 1
  • Parishes 2
  • Sports 3
  • Famous people 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Population Montemor-o-Velho Municipality (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2006 2011
9528 6345 22361 25162 27925 27274 26375 25478 25082 24950 26171


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 11 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Abrunheira, Verride e Vila Nova da Barca
  • Arazede
  • Carapinheira
  • Ereira
  • Gatões e Montemor-o-Velho
  • Liceia
  • Meãs do Campo
  • Pereira
  • Santo Varão
  • Seixo de Gatões
  • Tentúgal


Montemor-o-Velho has one of the only international sized 2 km rowing lakes in Portugal. The lake hosted its first rowing race in 2002 (the Coupe de la Jeunesse), before it was completed. During the competition, FISA judges noted that the lake was not wide enough to meet international standards. After then, it was rebuilt to meet these standards. It hosted the 2010 European Rowing Championships.[4]

Famous people


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^  
  4. ^ 2010 European Rowing Championships Re-confirmed for Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal accessed 14 June 2010

External links

  • Photos from Montemor-o-Velho

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