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Angeja
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Wappen von Angeja
Angeja (Portugal)
Angeja
Basic data
Region: Centro
Subregion: Região de Aveiro
District: Aveiro
Concelho: Albergaria-a-Velha
Coordinates: 40° 41′ N, 8° 33′ WCoordinates 40° 41′ N, 8° 33′ W
Residents: 2073 (as of June 30, 2011)[1]
Area: 21.25 km² ( as of 1 January 2010)[2]
Population Density: 98 inhabitants per km²
Zip code: 3850- 443
Politics
Mayor: António Nunes de Almeida (PSD)
Local government address: Junta de Freguesia de Angeja
Praça da República
3850- 443 Angeja
Website: www.jf-angeja.pt

Angeja is a municipality(freguesia) in the district(concelho) of Albergaria-a-Velha. It has an area of 21.3 km² and has 2073 inhabitants (as of 30 June 2011)[1].

The Shame Pole by Angeja

History

The town has been documented since the 12th century. In 1514, Angeja was granted town rights(Foral) by King Manuel I. Until 1855, Angeja was the seat of an independent county(Concelho), to belong to Albergaria-a-Velha since then.

On 20 June 1991, Angeja was elevated to the status of a small town (vila).[3]

Population development

Population of Angeja
1801 2001 2011
1 740 2 320 2 048

Web links

Individual references

  1. a b www.ine.pt – Indicator Resident population by Place of residence and Sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. Overview of code allocations of freguesias on epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu
  3. www.monumentos.pt (under Cronologia), retrieved 1 February 2013