Torres Vedras

Torres Vedras

official_name = Torres Vedras
image_coat_of_arms = TVD1.png

Region = Centro
Subregion = Oeste
District = Lisbon
Mayor_name = Carlos Soares Miguel
Mayor_party = PS
area_total = 407.1
population_total = 75,494
population_density = 185
Parishes = 20
coor = 39º05'N 9º16'W
params = 39_05_N_9_16_W
occasion =
day = November 11
website =

Torres Vedras (pron. IPA2|'toʁɨʃ 'vɛdɾɐʃ) is a city and a municipality in the district of Lisbon, Portugal, about 50 km north of Lisbon.

The municipality covers an area of 405.89 km² distributed over 20 "freguesias". It borders to Lourinhã to the north, Alenquer to the east, Sobral de Monte Agraço to the southeast, Mafra to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

To the south of the municipality run the lines of Torres Vedras, constructed on the orders of the Duke of Wellington in 1809-10.


The municipality is subdivided into 20 parishes.

* A dos Cunhados
* Campelos
* Carmões
* Carvoeira
* Dois Portos
* Freiria
* Maceira
* Matacães
* Maxial
* Monte Redondo
* Outeiro da Cabeça
* Ponte do Rol
* Ramalhal
* Runa
* Santa Maria do Castelo e São Miguel (Torres Vedras)
* São Pedro da Cadeira
* São Pedro e Santiago (Torres Vedras)
* Silveira
* Turcifal
* Ventosa

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows the flagged and roofed castle on red ground. Above the castle is the Portuguese coat of arms, with one star to each side. A mural crown above with five towers symbolizes the city rank. Below is a white scroll with the words "CIDADE DE TORRES VEDRAS" (Torres Vedras city).


The municipality has a very dispersed demographics, with 21 urban agglomerates, of which most have less than 200 inhabitants. The resident population in the city of Torres Vedras (20.000 inhabitants in the two urban parishes) represents about 25% of the population of the concelho.

Altogether the municipality has a population of 30,000, with a population density of 178 per km². The population growth between 1991 to 2001 was 7.5%.

ee also

*Torres Vedras IPR

External links

* [ Municipality official website]
* [ Photos from Torres Vedras]
* [ More than 20 Beaches along the Atlantic Coast]

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