Valença ( port. Valença ; [ vɐ'lẽsɐ ]) - a city in Portugal , the center of the municipality of the same name in the district of Viana do Castelo . According to the old administrative division, he entered the province of Minho . Included in the economic and statistical subregion of Minho Lima , which is part of the Northern region . The population is 3.5 thousand inhabitants (city), 14.2 thousand inhabitants (municipality). It covers an area of 117.43 km².
|County||Viana do castelo|
|Internal division||16 districts|
|The mayor||Jose Rodrigues|
|History and Geography|
|Timezone||UTC0 , summer UTC + 1|
|Population||14 187 people ( 2001 )|
|Density||122 people / km²|
The patron saint of the city is San Teotoniu . City festival - February 18 .
The city is located 41 km northeast of the administrative center of the county of Viana do Castelo on the left bank of the Minho River.
The municipality borders:
- in the north - Spain
- in the east - Monsan Municipality
- in the south - the municipality of Paredes de Cora
- in the west - the municipality of Vila Nova de Surveira
- in the northwest - Spain
The city was founded in 1217 .
|Municipality population by years|
|9242||13 984||15,265||16 034||16,237||13 948||14,815||14 187||14,284|
Railroad station. Motorways E3, N101.
Composition of the municipality
The municipality includes the following areas:
- Krishtelu Kovu
- San julian
- San Pedro da Torre
- Viana do Castelo County
- Municipalities of the district of Viana do Castelo
- District of Viana do Castelo County