Mealhada

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Mealhada
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Coordinates: 40°23′N8°27′W / 40.383°N 8.450°W / 40.383; -8.450 Coordinates: 40°23′N8°27′W / 40.383°N 8.450°W / 40.383; -8.450
CountryFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Region Centro
Intermunic. comm. Região de Coimbra
District Aveiro
Parishes 6
Government
   President Rui Marqueiro (PS)
Area
  Total110.66 km2 (42.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total20,428
  Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone UTC±00:00 (WET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holiday Ascension Day
date varies
Website http://www.cm-mealhada.pt

Mealhada (Portuguese pronunciation:  [mi.ɐˈʎaðɐ] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a city and a municipality located in Aveiro District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 20,428, [1] in an area of 110.66 km². [2] It had 17,043 eligible voters (2006). The city of Mealhada itself has a population of 4,522. [3]

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It is included in the Região de Coimbra. The city of Coimbra is about 20 km away.

The current Mayor is Rui Marqueiro, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.

Demographics

Population of Mealhada's Municipality (1801–2011)
1801184919001930196019811991200120042011
23267102991513869174781930518272207512150020428

Parishes

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 6 civil parishes ( freguesias ): [4]

Cities and towns

Villages

(Partial list):

Attractions

The Buçaco Palace (Portuguese: Palácio Hotel do Buçaco) is a luxury hotel in the Luso parish, in the municipality of Mealhada, in the Serra do Buçaco mountains. Other interesting sights near Luso: Cruz Alta, a dense wooded forest.

Other attractions: Mealhada: City Park (Parque da Cidade de Mealhada).

Principal train stations

The most important train stations are: Pampilhosa, Mealhada and Luso.

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References

  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 29 July 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. Census 2011 (INE - Statistics Portugal)
  4. Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 69" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014.