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Terras de Bouro

Terras de Bouro
Municipality
Flag of Terras de Bouro
Flag
Coat of arms of Terras de Bouro
Coat of arms
Coordinates:
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Cávado
Intermunic. comm. Cávado
District Braga
Parishes 14
Government
 • President António Afonso (PSD)
Area
 • Total 277.46 km2 (107.13 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,253
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-terrasdebouro.pt

Terras de Bouro (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the district of Braga in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,253,[1] in an area of 277.46 km².[2]

The present Mayor is António Ferreira Afonso, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is June 24, after Saint John.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Parishes 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

History

The Germanic tribe of the Buri accompanied the Suebi in their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula and establishment in Gallaecia (modern northern Portugal and Galicia). The Buri settled in the region between the rivers Cávado and Homem, in the area known thereafter as Terras de Boiro or Terras de Bouro (Lands of the Buri).[3]

Parishes

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 14 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Balança
  • Campo do Gerês
  • Carvalheira
  • Chamoim e Vilar
  • Chorense e Monte
  • Cibões e Brufe
  • Covide
  • Gondoriz
  • Moimenta
  • Ribeira
  • Rio Caldo
  • Souto
  • Valdosende
  • Vilar da Veiga

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^ Domingos Maria da Silva, Os Búrios, Terras de Bouro, Câmara Municipal de Terras de Bouro, 2006. (in Portuguese)
  4. ^  

External links

  • Municipality official website
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