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Coat of arms of Afife
Afife (Portugal)
Basic data
Region : Norte
Sub-region : Alto Minho
District : Viana do Castelo
Concelho : Viana do Castelo
Coordinates : 41 ° 47 ′  N , 8 ° 51 ′  W Coordinates: 41 ° 47 ′  N , 8 ° 51 ′  W
Residents: 1632 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 13.03 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 125 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 4900-012
Mayor : Arlindo Manuel Sobral Ribeiro
Address of the municipal administration: Junta de Freguesia de Afife
Caminho do Cruzeiro, 87
4900-012 Afife

Afife is a municipality ( freguesia ) in the northern Portuguese district of Viana do Castelo in the Minho-Lima sub-region . It has 1632 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2011).

São João de Cabanas Monastery


Mamoas and other finds prove a prehistoric settlement. There are also finds from the Castro culture . Later Phoenicians and Celtiberians probably settled here. The current place goes back to the new settlement by the Count of Tui, Don Paio Vermudes, between 868 and 890 . After the conquest and partial destruction by Almansor at the end of the 10th century, the local monastery and its surrounding village were rebuilt in the 11th century, as confirmed in the royal surveys of 1258 . Afife has belonged to the county of Viana do Castelo since the 16th century.

Sons and daughters of the church

Web links

Commons : Afife  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b - indicator resident population by place of residence and sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. Overview of code assignments from Freguesias on
  3. History page of the community website (under Resenha Histórica ), accessed on December 10, 2013