Vila Real

municipality and city in Portugal

Vila Real (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ʁiˈal] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is the capital of the Vila Real District. It is also largest city in the district. The city is in the North region of Portugal. The Vila Real has an area of 378.80 km2 (146.26 sq mi).[1] In 2021, 49,574 people lived there. [2][3]

Vila Real
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Monumento a Carvalho Araújo - Vila Real - Portugal (117679264).jpg
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Igreja de S. Paulo (Capela Nova) (46367658245) (cropped).jpg
From top left to right: Corgo River near Codessais, Carvalho Araújo Statue, Mateus Palace, St. Peter's Chruch, Quintela Tower and St. Paul's Church (Capela Nova).
Flag of Vila Real
Coat of arms of Vila Real
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Coordinates: 41°17′45″N 07°44′46″W / 41.29583°N 7.74611°W / 41.29583; -7.74611Coordinates: 41°17′45″N 07°44′46″W / 41.29583°N 7.74611°W / 41.29583; -7.74611
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Douro
DistrictVila Real
Established1289 (city: 1925)
Government
 • PresidentRui Santos (PS)
Area
 • Total378.80 km2 (146.26 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total49,574
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Postal code
5000
Area code259
Websitehttps://www.cm-vilareal.pt/

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  2. INE: "Resultados Preliminares Censos 2021 INE". Retrieved 14 february 2022.
  3. INE (2013). Anuário Estatístico da Região Norte 2012. Lisboa: Instituto Nacional de Estatística. p. 31. ISBN 978-989-25-0218-2. ISSN 0871-911X. Retrieved 2014-03-13.