Miranda do Douro

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Miranda do Douro
Flag of Miranda do Douro
Coat of arms of Miranda do Douro
Locator map of Miranda do Douro.svg
Coordinates: 41°29′39″N 6°16′27″W / 41.49417°N 6.27417°W / 41.49417; -6.27417Coordinates: 41°29′39″N 6°16′27″W / 41.49417°N 6.27417°W / 41.49417; -6.27417
Country Portugal
DistrictBragança
Parishes13
Government
 • PresidentArtur Manuel Rodrigues Nunes (PS)
Area
 • Total487.18 km2 (188.10 sq mi)
Elevation
752 m (2,467 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total7,482
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Websitehttp://www.cm-mdouro.pt/

Miranda do Douro is a city and a municipality in the district of Bragança in northeastern Portugal. It has a language of its own, Mirandese and also cultural and historical differences with the rest of the Portuguese provinces. The town is located on the border with Spain, with the Douro River separating Portugal and Spain. The nearest town in Spain is Zamora.

The present mayor is Artur Manuel Rodrigues Nunes (Partido Socialista). The municipal holiday is on 10 July.

Twin towns[change | change source]

Miranda do Douro is twinned with:[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cidades Geminadas". cm-mdouro.pt (in Portuguese). Miranda do Douro. Retrieved 13 December 2019.