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Vila Nova de Foz Côa
—  Municipality  —


Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 40°05′N 7°08′W / 40.083°N 7.133°W / 40.083; -7.133Coordinates: 40°05′N 7°08′W / 40.083°N 7.133°W / 40.083; -7.133
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Douro
District/A.R. Guarda
 - Mayor Emílio Mesquita (PS)
 - Total 398.2 km2 (153.7 sq mi)
 - Total 8,249
 - Density 21/km2 (54.4/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 17
Municipal holiday
May 21

Vila Nova de Foz Côa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈnɔvɐ dɨ fɔʃ ˈkoɐ]) or Foz Coa is a city and a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 398.2 km² and a total population of 8,249 inhabitants. City population [approx.] 3,300 Main rivers: the Douro and the Côa. The municipality is composed of 17 parishes, and is located in the District of Guarda. It is the only municipality in Guarda district in the Norte region, Douro subregion.

The mucicipality includes parts in the Côa Valley Archaeological site, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, which partially shares with Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and Pinhel also located in Guarda district.

The closest train station is Pocinho in the Douro Valley linha do Douro with trains to Tua, Peso da Régua (conneceting to Vila Real), Livração (connection to Amarante), Marco de Canaveses, Penafiel, Paredes, Ermesinde (connections to Braga, Guimarães, Viana do Castelo, Rio Tinto and Porto).

The present Mayor is Emílio António Pessoa Mesquita, elected by the Socialist Party.

The municipal holiday is May 21. Region: Norte; sub region: Douro. District: Guarda.

Population of Vila Nova de Foz Côa (1801 – 2004)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004
2630 4290 13939 14404 16209 11251 8885 8494 8249


  • Almendra
  • Castelo Melhor
  • Cedovim
  • Chãs
  • Custóias
  • Freixo de Numão
  • Horta
  • Mós
  • Murça
  • Muxagata
  • Numão
  • Santa Comba
  • Santo Amaro
  • Sebadelhe
  • Seixas
  • Touça
  • Vila Nova de Foz Côa (includes the city aka Foz Coa)

External links

(Coa Valley)

Coa valley Douro



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