Santa Maria Maior (Lisbon)

Santa Maria Maior
Santa Maria Maior
Coordinates: 38°42′47″N 9°08′10″W / 38.713°N 9.136°W / 38.713; -9.136Coordinates: 38°42′47″N 9°08′10″W / 38.713°N 9.136°W / 38.713; -9.136
Country Portugal
Region Lisbon
Subregion Grande Lisboa
Metropolitan area Lisbon
District Lisbon
Municipality Lisbon
  Total 3.01 km2 (1.16 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 12,822
  Density 4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)

Santa Maria Maior (English: Saint Mary Major) is a Portuguese parish of the municipality of Lisbon. The population in 2011 was 12,822,[1] in an area of 3.01 km².[2] The new freguesia covers part of the old city centre, including the neighbourhoods of Alfama, Baixa and part of Bairro Alto.

The parish was created by the administrative reorganization of Lisbon on 8 December 2012,[3] from the incorporation of other 12 old small parishes: Mártires, Sacramento, São Nicolau, Madalena, Santa Justa, , Santiago, São Cristóvão e São Lourenço, Castelo, Socorro, São Miguel and Santo Estevão.

The official name of the freguesia comes from Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa, the cathedral of Lisbon.


  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  2. Direção-Geral do Território
  3. Lei n.º 56/2012 (Reorganização administrativa de Lisboa). Diário da República, 1.ª Série, n.º 216. Accessed 25/11/2012.
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