Santa Comba Dão
Street in Santa Comba Dão
|Intermunic. comm.||Viseu Dão Lafões|
|• President||Leonel Gouveia (PS)|
|• Total||111.95 km2 (43.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01:00 (WEST)|
|Local holiday|| Ascension Day |
Santa Comba Dão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɐ̃tɐ ˈkõbɐ ˈðɐ̃w] (
The present mayor is Leonel Gouveia, elected in 2013 by Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.
António de Oliveira Salazar, who was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968 and leader of the Estado Novo , was born in Vimieiro, Santa Comba Dão on 28 April 1889 to a rural family of modest income.
The town's station was formerly a terminus of the Dão line to/from Viseu. This narrow gauge railway opened in 1890 and was closed to passengers in 1988.
Santa Comba Dão was granted city status in 1999. In mid-2000s, a serial killer murdered three young women in the municipality.
Administratively, the municipality is divided into 6 civil parishes ( freguesias ):
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