Ponte de Lima

Ponte de Lima

official_name = Ponte de Lima
image_coat_of_arms = PTL.png

Region = Norte
Subregion = Minho-Lima
District = Viana do Castelo
Mayor_name = Daniel Campelo
Mayor_party = CDS
area_total = 320.3
population_total = 44,667 (2006)
population_density = 139.5
Parishes = 51
occasion =
day = September 20
website = http://www.cm-pontedelima.pt
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Ponte de Lima (pron. IPA2|'põt(ɨ) dɨ 'limɐ) is a town of 2800 inhabitants and also a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 320.3 km² and a total population of 44,667 inhabitants (2006).

The municipality is composed of 51 parishes, and is located in the district of Viana do Castelo. It is named after the long medieval bridge that passes over the Lima river that runs next to the town.

The present Mayor is José Daniel Rosas Campelo da Rocha, elected by the Democratic Social Center.

The municipal holiday is September 20.


General info

Ponte de Lima is located in the southern bank of the Lima, a small river with sources in Spain.

One of the oldest towns in Portugal, it was historically significant as a Roman settlement in the road from Braga to Compostela and Lugo, and the first place in Portugal getting a municipal chart.Every second Monday it holds one of the largest country markets in Portugal.The attractive rural area around has the largest concentration of baroque manors in Portugal (Bertiandos, Brandara, Calheiros and Pomarchao are among the best known). Some provide tourism accommodation.

External links

* [http://www.cm-pontedelima.pt/ Municipality official website]
* [http://www.pontedelima.net Ponte de Lima On-Line]
* [http://www.pontelima.blogspot.com Ponte de Lima blog]
* [http://www.lifecooler.com/edicoes/lifecooler/localidades.asp?funcao=Pesquisar1&distritos=16&concelhos=16_7 Tourism in Ponte de Lima]
* [http://pagpessoais.iol.pt/~nc33458a/ Rural Tourism House]
* [http://www.golfe-pontedelima.com/ Golf in Ponte de Lima]
* [http://www.maisturismo.pt/4/1702.html Turism]
* [http://www.360portugal.com/Distritos.QTVR/Viana.VR/vilas.cidades/Ponte_de_Lima/ 360portugal.com]
* [http://www.solaresdeportugal.pt/PT/concelho.php?concelhoid=14 Solares de Portugal (Rural tourism)]
* [http://www.manorhouses.com/regions/cities/pontedelima.html/ Accommodation in Ponte de Lima]
* [http://www.portugalvilla.com/villas/minho-verde/ponte-lima-quinta-nabais.html Quinta de Nabais ]
* [http://www.portugalvilla.com/villas/minho-verde/ponte-lima-cendufe-casa-eido.html Casa do Eido ]
* [http://www.manor-houses-portugal.com/alto-minho/ponte-de-lima/paco-gloria.html Paco da Gloria ]
* [http://www.manor-houses-portugal.com/alto-minho/ponte-de-lima/convento-val-pereiras.html Quinta Convento Val de Pereiras ]
* [http://www.manor-houses-portugal.com/alto-minho/ponte-de-lima/casa-do-pinheiro.html Casa do Pinheiro ]
* [http://www.portugalvilla.com/villas/minho-verde/ponte-lima-cendufe-casa-eido.html Casa do Eido ]
* [http://www.portugalvilla.com/villas/minho-verde/ponte-lima-quinta-luou.html Quinta de Luou ]
* [http://www.villas-cottages-portugal.com/minho-verde/ponte-lima-torre-refoios.html Torre de Refoios ]
* [http://www.moreiradolima.pt/ Freguesia de Moreira do Lima ]

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