|Coordinates: 41°12′N 8°20′W / 41.200°N 8.333°WCoordinates: 41°12′N 8°20′W / 41.200°N 8.333°W|
|• President||Celso Ferreira (PSD)|
|• Total||156.76 km2 (60.53 sq mi)|
|• 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, in an area of 156.76 km².
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)|
|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):
- ↑ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
- ↑ Direção-Geral do Território
- ↑ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 88-89" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014.
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