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Vimeiro

Vimeiro
Parish
Coat of arms of Vimeiro
Coat of arms
Vimeiro is located in Portugal
Vimeiro
Vimeiro
Coordinates:
Country Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Oeste
Intermunic. comm. Oeste
District Lisbon
Municipality Lourinhã
Area
 • Total 7.08 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,470
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)

Vimeiro (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a freguesia (civil parish) in the municipality of Lourinhã in west-central Portugal. It is in the District of Lisboa. The population in 2011 was 1,470,[1] in an area of 7.08 km².[2]

Vimeiro was the site of the 1808 Battle of Vimeiro, where British forces under the Duke of Wellington defeated the French, ending the first French invasion of Portugal. A monument was dedicated in Vimeiro on August 21, 1908, the 100th anniversary of the battle, by Manuel II of Portugal.

References

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território

External links

  • Columbia Encyclopedia entry
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