Espinho ( port. Espinho ; [ ɨʃ'piɲu ]) - a city and port in Portugal , the center of the municipality of the same name in the district of Aveiro . It is part of a large metropolitan area of Greater Porto . According to the old administrative division, it was part of the province of Douro-Litoral . Included in the economic and statistical subregion of Greater Porto , which is part of the Northern region . Population - 30.6 thousand inhabitants (city), 30.6 thousand inhabitants (municipality). It covers an area of 21.42 km².
|Historical area||Douro Litoral|
|Internal division||5 districts|
|The mayor||Jose mota|
|History and Geography|
|Timezone||UTC0 , summer UTC + 1|
|Population||30,649 people ( 2001 )|
|Density||1573.3 people / km²|
The patron saint of the city is the Virgin Mary . City festival - June 16 .
The city is located 40 km north of adm. the center of the district is the city of Aveiro .
The municipality borders:
- in the north - municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia
- in the east - municipality of Santa Maria da Feira
- in the south - the municipality of Ovar
- in the west - the Atlantic Ocean
The city was founded in 1899 .
|Municipality population by years|
|3691||11 736||23 084||32,409||34 956||33,701||31 703||30,649|
Composition of the municipality
The municipality includes the following areas:
- Aveiro District
- Aveiro County Municipalities
- Aveiro County Districts