Paredes, Portugal


Igreja Sobrosa


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 41°12′N 8°20′W / 41.200°N 8.333°W / 41.200; -8.333Coordinates: 41°12′N 8°20′W / 41.200°N 8.333°W / 41.200; -8.333
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Tâmega
Metropolitan area Porto
District Porto
Parishes 18
  President Celso Ferreira (PSD)
  Total 156.76 km2 (60.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 86,854
  Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Paredes (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɐˈɾeðɨʃ]) is a city and a municipality in Porto District, in northern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 86,854,[1] in an area of 156.76 km².[2]

Currently, Paredes Municipality contains four cities: Paredes, Rebordosa, São Salvador de Lordelo and Gandra, being the Portuguese municipality with the most cities.

Paredes has a total of 18 parishes. The municipality is bordered on the north by the municipality of Paços de Ferreira, to the east by Lousada and Penafiel, to the southwest by Gondomar and to the west by Valongo. The municipality was created in 1836.


Population of Paredes Municipality (1849–2008)
1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
17 286 20 911 26 304 43 388 67 693 72 999 83 376 86 854


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 18 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]


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