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Aveiro is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 200.0 km² and a total population of 73,521 inhabitants.

The municipality is composed of 14 parishes, and is located in the District of Aveiro.

The present Mayor is Alberto Afonso Souto Miranda (Socialist) and the President of the Municipal Assembly is Carlos Manuel da Costa Candal (Socialist).

The municipal holiday is the second May 12.

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Parishes

  • Aradas
  • Cacia
  • Eirol
  • Eixo
  • Esgueira
  • Glória
  • Nariz
  • Nossa Senhora de Fátima
  • Oliveirinha
  • Requeixo
  • Santa Joana
  • São Bernardo
  • São Jacinto
  • Vera Cruz

City's Information

The seat of the municipality is the city of Aveiro, with about 50,000 inhabitants in the 5 urban parishes. Located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Aveiro is an industrial city with an important seaport. The city of Aveiro is also the Capital of the Disctrict of Aveiro.

Aveiro is known in Portugal for its traditional sweets, the ovos-moles and the trouxas de ovos, both made from eggs. It is sometimes called "The Portuguese Venice" because of its canals and boats that remind one of the Italian city of Venice.

The city is also famous for its production of salt, made possible by a huge storm a long time ago that created a reef barrier at the Atlantic Ocean. They also harvest seaweed for fertilizer in the area.

Aveiro hosted 3 games of the 2004 European Football Championship.

The University of Aveiro is considered as one of the most dynamic and innovative universities of Portugal, attracting thousands of students to the city.

See also

External links

Town Hall official website (http://www.cm-aveiro.pt/)de:Aveiro (Hauptstadt) is:Aveiro pt:Aveiro ro:Aveiro

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