third level of administrative subdivision of Portugal

Freguesia, translated as "parish", is the third-level administrative subdivision of Portugal.[1] A freguesia is a subdivision of a município (municipality). Each parish use the name of a landmark in the area or of the patron saint from Catholic parish (paróquia in Portuguese).

Category3rd-level administrative division
Found inMunicipality
Created1916 (Freguesia)
GovernmentJunta de Freguesia
Assembleia de Freguesia

References Edit

  1. "7th Constitutional Revision" (PDF). Assembly of the Republic (Portugal). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.