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Peso da Régua
—  Municipality  —

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Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 41°10′N 7°47′W / 41.167°N 7.783°W / 41.167; -7.783Coordinates: 41°10′N 7°47′W / 41.167°N 7.783°W / 41.167; -7.783
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Douro
District/A.R. Vila Real
Government
 - Mayor Nuno Manuel Gonçalves (PSD)
Area
 - Total 94.9 km2 (36.6 sq mi)
Population
 - Total 17,987
 - Density 190/km2 (492.1/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 12
Municipal holiday
August 16
Website http://www.cm-pesoregua.pt

Peso da Régua (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpezu dɐ ˈʁɛɡwɐ]) commonly known as Régua, is a city and a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 94.9 km² and approximately 10,000 city residents and a total population of 17,987 inhabitants.

The municipality is composed of 12 parishes, and is located in the district of Vila Real.

Peso da Régua is a Port Wine centre in the upper Douro valley. Tourist boats ply the river from this point carrying tourists through the locks of two dams to Régua. The town is also connected to Porto by train with the line running along the banks of the Douro.

Population (1849 – 2004)
1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004
9202 18401 20612 22634 22472 21567 18832 17987

Parishes

The 12 parishes of Peso da Régua are:

  • Canelas
  • Covelinhas
  • Fontelas
  • Galafura
  • Godim (Peso da Régua)
  • Loureiro
  • Moura Morta
  • Peso da Régua
  • Poiares
  • Sedielos
  • Vilarinho dos Freires
  • Vinhós

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