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Coordinates: 38°46′04″N 09°17′58″W / 38.76778°N 9.29944°W / 38.76778; -9.29944

Agualva-Cacém
—  City  —

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Agualva-Cacém is located in Portugal
Agualva-Cacém
Location within Portugal
Coordinates: 38°46′04″N 09°17′58″W / 38.76778°N 9.29944°W / 38.76778; -9.29944
Country Portugal
District Lisbon
Municipality Sintra
Parishes
Area
 - Total 127 km2 (49 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 - Total 81,845
 - Density 644.4/km2 (1,669.1/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
NNNN-NNN CITY NAME (All Capital letters) - Ex. 2735-053 AGUALVA-CACÉM 2735-000 to 2735-999
Website Agualva-Cacém City Portal

Agualva-Cacém (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈɡuaɫvɐ kɐˈsɐ̃ĩ]) is a Portuguese city located in the municipality of Sintra. It comprises the parishes of Agualva, Cacém, Mira-Sintra, and São Marcos. The city has a population of 81,845.[1]

Although the official designation is "Agualva-Cacém", it is commonly referred to as "Cacém". It is located in the Greater Lisbon Area.

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History

Until recently, the name Agualva-Cacém belonged to a freguesia with 10.51 km2 (4.1 sq mi) surface area. In 2001, that freguesia still existed, and the census made that year showed a population of 81,845.[2] The freguesia was promoted to city in July 12, 2001, having been officially divided into the four aforementioned freguesias in July 24 the same year.

Civil Parishes

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Agualva

50,000 inhabitants as of 2006.

Cacém

30,000 inhabitants as of 2006.

Mira-Sintra

6,106 inhabitants as of 2006.

São Marcos

14,945 inhabitants as of 2001.

Economy

Agualva-Cacém is mostly a residential suburb of Lisbon

Law and government

Agualva-Cacém is divided into four parishes in the Sintra municipality.

Education

Sites of interest

  • Anta de Agualva
  • Gruta do Colaride (see the article of Prof. Galopim de Carvalho - Professor of University of Lisbon and Director of Museu Nacional de História Natural - National Museum of Natural History)


There are two football clubs in Agualva-Cacém and two futsal clubs.
Football clubs are:
Atlético Clube do Cacém
Ginásio Clube 1° de Maio de Agualva. The two futsal clubs are Clube Unidos do Cacém (CUC), and Novos Talentos.

References

  1. ^ . UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Census of 2001 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)
  2. ^ This number is from the 2001 Census. Since this is one of the most growing cities of the country, this number is very underestimated.

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