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Vila Nova de Famalicão

Vila Nova de Famalicão
Flag of Vila Nova de Famalicão
Coat of arms of Vila Nova de Famalicão
Coat of arms
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Ave
Intermunic. comm. Ave
District Braga
Parishes 34
 • President Paulo Cunha (PSD-CDS)
 • Total 201.59 km2 (77.83 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 133,832
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a town and municipality in the district of Braga, in the north of Portugal. The population in 2011 was 133,832,[1] in an area of 201.59 km².[2]

The present mayor is Paulo Cunha, elected by a coalition between the Social Democratic Party and the Democratic Social Center.


  • Parishes 1
  • Economy 2
  • International relations 3
  • Notable People 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 34 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Antas e Abade de Vermoim
  • Arnoso (Santa Maria e Santa Eulália) e Sezures
  • Avidos e Lagoa
  • Bairro
  • Brufe
  • Carreira e Bente
  • Castelões
  • Cruz
  • Delães
  • Esmeriz e Cabeçudos
  • Fradelos
  • Gavião
  • Gondifelos, Cavalões e Outiz
  • Joane
  • Landim
  • Lemenhe, Mouquim e Jesufrei
  • Louro
  • Lousado
  • Mogege
  • Nine
  • Pedome
  • Pousada de Saramagos
  • Requião
  • Riba de Ave
  • Ribeirão
  • Ruivães e Novais
  • Santa Maria de Oliveira
  • São Martinho do Vale
  • São Mateus de Oliveira
  • Seide
  • Vale (São Cosme), Telhado e Portela
  • Vermoim
  • Vila Nova de Famalicão e Calendário
  • Vilarinho das Cambas


The economy of the municipality is mainly based on textile and food industries.

International relations

Notable People

  • Tiago Machado (born 1985) professional cyclist and former Portuguese national time trial champion


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

External links

  • Municipality official website

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