Douro, Subregion


Douro, Subregion

Douro is a subregion in Portugal that is integrated in the region of Norte. The name derives from the fact that the subregion covers the major part of the Portuguese section of the river Douro.

With an area of 4,114 km² and a population of 217,000 inhabitants, is one of the less densely populated Portuguese subregions. Its main urban centers are Vila Real (pop. 35,000), Lamego and Régua (both with a pop. 10,000).

Its economical activity is largely centered around the production of wine and more specifically Port wine. The entire region is mountainous crossed by steep valleys.

Its 19 municipalities are:

*Alijó
*Armamar
*Carrazeda de Ansiães
*Freixo de Espada-à-Cinta
*Lamego
*Mesão Frio
*Moimenta da Beira
*Penedono
*Peso da Régua
*Sabrosa
*Santa Marta de Penaguião
*São João da Pesqueira
*Sernancelhe
*Tabuaço
*Tarouca
*Torre de Moncorvo
*Vila Flor
*Vila Nova de Foz Côa
*Vila Real


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