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The COMUNIDADE INTERMUNICIPAL DO DOURO is an administrative division in Portugal
Portugal
. It replaced the Comunidade Urbana do Douro, created in 2004. It takes its name from the Douro River
Douro River
. The seat of the intermunicipal community is Vila Real . Douro
Douro
comprises parts of the former districts of Bragança , Guarda , Vila Real and Viseu . The population in 2011 was 205,157, in an area of 4,031.58 km².

Douro
Douro
is also a NUTS3
NUTS3
subregion of Norte Region . The subregion Douro covers the same area as the intermunicipal community, but including the municipalities Murça ( Alto Trás-os-Montes intermunicipal community), and excluding the municipality Vila Flor . As of 2011, the subregion had a population of 205,902 and a total area of 4,108 km².

Its economic activity is largely centered on the production of wine , particularly port , and also non-fortified Douro
Douro
wine from the Douro DOC wine region. The entire region is mountainous and crossed by steep valleys. Map showing the location of the DOURO intermunicipal community (in yellow in the north)

CONTENTS

* 1 Municipalities * 2 Geography * 3 References * 4 External links

MUNICIPALITIES

The CIM Douro
Douro
is composed of 19 municipalities:

MUNICIPALITY POPULATION (2011) AREA (KM²) NUTS III REGION

Murça 5,952 189.37 Alto Trás-os-Montes

Alijó 11,942 297.60 Douro

Armamar 6,297 117.24 Douro

Carrazeda de Ansiães 6,373 279.24 Douro

Freixo de Espada à Cinta
Freixo de Espada à Cinta
3,780 244.14 Douro

Lamego
Lamego
26,691 165.42 Douro

Mesão Frio 4,433 26.65 Douro

Moimenta da Beira 10,212 219.97 Douro

Penedono 2,952 133.71 Douro

Peso da Régua
Peso da Régua
17,131 94.86 Douro

Sabrosa 6,361 156.92 Douro

Santa Marta de Penaguião 7,356 69.28 Douro

São João da Pesqueira
São João da Pesqueira
7,874 266.11 Douro

Sernancelhe 5,671 228.61 Douro

Tabuaço 6,350 133.86 Douro

Tarouca 8,046 100.08 Douro

Torre de Moncorvo 8,572 531.56 Douro

Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Vila Nova de Foz Côa
7,312 398.15 Douro

Vila Real 51,850 378.80 Douro

TOTAL 205,157 4,031.58

GEOGRAPHY

The main rivers are Douro River
Douro River
, Corgo River , Tua River
Tua River
and Sabor River . There is an airport at Vila Real: Aerodromo de Vila Real/Douro . The Douro
Douro
railway line was completed in 1887. The narrow gauge branch lines in the area (such as the Corgo line ) are now all closed.

The main monuments are the cathedral and Mateus Palace in Vila Real, and the Remedios and Sé/cathedral in Lamego. The Alto Douro
Douro
Wine Region and the Prehistoric Rock-Art Site of the Côa Valley are both classified by UNESCO as heritage sites. The grape vine terraces in the Douro
Douro
valley

The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Douro
is situated in Vila Real.

REFERENCES

* ^ CM Vila Nova de Foz Côa * ^ A B C Instituto Nacional de Estatística * ^ A B C Direção-Geral do Território * ^ "Law nr. 75/2013" (pdf). Diário da República (in Portuguese). Assembly of the Republic (Portugal)
Assembly of the Republic (Portugal)
. Retrieved 18 August 2014.

EXTERNAL LINKS

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