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Viana do Castelo District

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Viana do Castelo District


The Viana do Castelo District (Portuguese pronunciation: , Portuguese: Distrito de Viana do Castelo) is a district located in the northwest of Portugal, bordered by Spain from the north and Braga District from the south. It has an area of 2,255 km² and a population of 252,011 (2006), for a density of 111.8 inhabitants/km². The district capital is the city of Viana do Castelo.

Municipalities

The district is composed of 10 municipalities:

Summary of votes and seats won 1976-2011

 Summary of election results from Viana do Castelo district, 1976-2011
Parties % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S
1976 1979 1980 1983 1985 1987 1991 1995 1999 2002 2005 2009 2011
PS 25.5 2 24.9 2 22.8 1 32.5 2 18.4 1 20.3 1 25.2 2 38.8 3 40.2 3 35.3 3 42.0 3 36.3 3 26.2 2
PSD 32.8 3 32.6 3 33.5 3 54.5 5 56.9 4 42.1 3 35.8 2 45.5 3 33.5 2 31.3 2 43.6 3
CDS-PP 23.5 2 18.4 1 16.6 1 7.7 7.2 11.3 14.0 1 10.3 11.4 1 13.6 1 13.4 1
PCP/APU/CDU 6.6 9.8 10.0 9.9 8.2 6.3 5.0 4.6 5.0 3.5 3.8 4.2 4.9
BE 1.2 1.8 4.5 8.6 4.4
AD 54.8 4 59.2 5
PRD 16.2 1 4.8 1.1
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições


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