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Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
(Portuguese pronunciation: [fiˈɣɐjɾɐ ðɨ kɐʃˈtɛlu ʁuˈðɾiɣu]) is a municipality in the District of Guarda in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 6,260,[1] in an area of 508.57 km².[2] Located in the Riba Coa (near the River Coa), just like other municipalities around Riba Coa, such as Almeida, Meda, Pinhel
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 town. 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's 2008 novel The Elephant's Journey.[3]

Contents

1 Parishes 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Parishes[edit] Administratively, the municipality is divided into 10 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

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

See also[edit]

Castelo Rodrigo IPR Castelo Rodrigo Castle

References[edit]

^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística Archived November 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Direção-Geral do Território[permanent dead link] ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

Municipality official website

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Municipalities of Guarda District

Aguiar da Beira Almeida Celorico da Beira Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Fornos de Algodres Gouveia Guarda Manteigas Mêda Pinhel Sabugal Seia Trancoso Vila Nova de Foz Côa

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