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Foz Côa

Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Coat of arms

Location in Portugal

Coordinates: 40°05′N 7°08′W / 40.083°N 7.133°W / 40.083; -7.133Coordinates: 40°05′N 7°08′W / 40.083°N 7.133°W / 40.083; -7.133

Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Douro
District/A.R. Guarda
 • Mayor Emílio António Pessoa Mesquita (PS)
 • Total 398.2 km2 (153.7 sq mi)
 • Total 8,249
 • Density 21/km2 (50/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 17
Municipal holiday
May 21

Vila Nova de Foz Côa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈnɔvɐ ðɨ ˈfɔʃ ˈkoɐ]) is a city and a municipality in the district of Guarda, Portugal, with a total population of 8,249 inhabitants. The city population is around 3,300. Main rivers in the municipal territory include the Douro and the Côa.

The municipality includes parts in the Côa Valley Archaeological site, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, which partially shares with Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and Pinhel also located in the Guarda district.

The closest railway station is Pocinho, now the eastern terminus of the Douro railway line. This line (in Portuguese: Linha do Douro) has passenger trains services from Pocinho to Tua, Peso da Régua, Livração, Marco de Canaveses, Penafiel, Paredes, Ermesinde (for connections to Braga, Guimarães, Viana do Castelo, Rio Tinto and Porto).


  • Almendra
  • Castelo Melhor
  • Cedovim
  • Chãs
  • Custóias
  • Freixo de Numão
  • Horta
  • Mós
  • Murça
  • Muxagata
  • Numão
  • Santa Comba
  • Santo Amaro
  • Sebadelhe
  • Seixas
  • Touça
  • Vila Nova de Foz Côa

External links

  • Official website
  • Côa Valley Archaeological Park

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