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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
Spain
, formed by the Águeda River
Águeda River
, a tributary of the Douro
Douro
, which it joins at Barca D'Alva, approximately 18 km north of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
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
José Saramago
's 2008 novel The Elephant\'s Journey .

CONTENTS

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

PARISHES

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

* Algodres, Vale de Alfonsinho e Vilar de Amargo
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

* Castelo Rodrigo IPR * Castelo Rodrigo Castle