Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Vila Nova de Foz Côa


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Coordinates: 41°05′N 7°08′W / 41.083°N 7.133°W / 41.083; -7.133Coordinates: 41°05′N 7°08′W / 41.083°N 7.133°W / 41.083; -7.133
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Douro
Intermunic. comm. Douro
District Guarda
Parishes 14
  President Emílio António Pessoa Mesquita (PS)
  Total 398.2 km2 (153.7 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 7,312
  Density 18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Vila Nova de Foz Côa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈnɔvɐ ðɨ ˈfɔʃ ˈkoɐ]) is a city and a municipality in the district of Guarda, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,312,[1] in an area of 398.15 square kilometres (153.73 sq mi).[2] The city population is around 3,300. Main rivers in the municipal territory include the Douro and the Côa.

The municipality 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 the Guarda district.

The closest railway station is Pocinho, now the eastern terminus of the Douro railway line. This line (in Portuguese: Linha do Douro) has passenger trains services from Pocinho to Tua, Peso da Régua, Livração, Marco de Canaveses, Penafiel, Paredes, Ermesinde (for connections to Braga, Guimarães, Viana do Castelo, Rio Tinto and Porto).


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 14 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]


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