The Info List - Figueira De Castelo Rodrigo Municipality

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FIGUEIRA DE CASTELO RODRIGO (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the District of Guarda in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 6,260, in an area of 508.57 km². Located in the Riba Coa (near the River Coa), just like other municipalities around Riba Coa, such as Almeida, Meda, Pinhel and Sabugal. Known for its castle which is a listed National monument , as well as pine-wood forests and rolling hills.

The municipality borders the frontier with Spain
, formed by the Águeda River , a tributary of the Douro
, which it joins at Barca D'Alva, approximately 18 km north of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo

The present Mayor is Paulo Langrouva, elected by the Socialist Party . The municipal holiday is July 7.

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
figures in José Saramago
José Saramago
's 2008 novel The Elephant\'s Journey .


* 1 Parishes * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 10 civil parishes (freguesias ):

* Algodres, Vale de Alfonsinho e Vilar de Amargo * Almofala e Escarigo * Castelo Rodrigo * Cinco Vilas e Reigada * Colmeal e Vilar Torpim * Escalhão * Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo * Freixeda do Torrão, Quintã de Pêro Martins e Penha da Águia * Mata de Lobos * Vermiosa


* Castelo Rodrigo IPR * Castelo Rodrigo Castle


* ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística Archived November 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ Direção-Geral do Território * ^ José Saramago, The Elephant's Journey, (translated by Margaret Jull Costa), Harvil Secker, London, 2010. * ^ Diário da República . "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 50" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 July 2014.