Rio Tinto (Gondomar)

Rio Tinto

Coat of arms
Rio Tinto
Coordinates: 41°10′41″N 8°33′36″W / 41.178°N 8.560°W / 41.178; -8.560Coordinates: 41°10′41″N 8°33′36″W / 41.178°N 8.560°W / 41.178; -8.560
Country Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Grande Porto
Metropolitan area Porto
District Porto
Municipality Gondomar
  Total 9.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 50,713
  Density 5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Postal code 4435

Rio Tinto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁiu ˈtĩtu]) is a Portuguese city and parish, located in Gondomar Municipality, in northern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 50,713,[1] in an area of 9.38 km².[2] Rio Tinto, which in Portuguese means red river, was elevated to city status in 1995, and the city of Rio Tinto includes two parishes (freguesias): Baguim do Monte and Rio Tinto, with a total of 65,000 inhabitants, being the most populous city in Gondomar municipality, and third largest in the Greater Porto agglomeration.

Church of Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto lies just outside the city of Porto.

Rio Tinto


  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  2. Direção-Geral do Território
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