Vila Velha de Ródão

Vila Velha de Rodão


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 39°39′15″N 7°40′20″W / 39.65417°N 7.67222°W / 39.65417; -7.67222Coordinates: 39°39′15″N 7°40′20″W / 39.65417°N 7.67222°W / 39.65417; -7.67222
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Beira Interior Sul
Intermunic. comm. Beira Baixa
District Castelo Branco
Parishes 4
  President Maria Carmo Sequeira (PS)
  Total 329.91 km2 (127.38 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 3,521
  Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Vila Velha de Ródão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈvɛʎɐ ðɨ ˈʁɔðɐ̃w̃]) is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 3,521,[1] in an area of 329.91 km².[2]

The present mayor is Maria Carmo Sequeira, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is the Monday after the 4th Sunday of August.

In 1762 it was the site of the Battle of Vila Velha.

On 5 November 2007, a road accident on A23 killed 15 people and injured 22.[3]


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

Notable people

External links


  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística Archived November 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Direção-Geral do Território
  3. Acidente na A23: Número de mortos sobe para 15 Archived October 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Archived October 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Jornalismo Porto Net, 6 November 2007. Accessed 6 November, 2007. (Portuguese)
  4. Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 137-138" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 August 2014.

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