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Coat of arms of Albergaria-a-Velha
Albergaria-a-Velha (Portugal)
Basic data
Region : Centro
Sub-region : Aveiro Region
District : Aveiro
Concelho : Albergaria-a-Velha
Coordinates : 40 ° 42 ′  N , 8 ° 29 ′  W Coordinates: 40 ° 42 ′  N , 8 ° 29 ′  W
Residents: 8479 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 29.32 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 289 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 3850-053
Albergaria-a-Velha district
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Flag of Albergaria-a-Velha Location of the Albergaria-a-Velha district
Residents: 25,252 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 158.83 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 159 inhabitants per km²
Number of municipalities : 6th
Administration address: Câmara Municipal de Albergaria-a-Velha
Praça Ferreira Tavares
President of the Câmara Municipal: João Agostinho Pinto Pereira ( PSD )

Albergaria-a-Velha (German: hostel, the elder ) is a small town ( Vila ) and a district ( concelho ) in Portugal with 8,479 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2011).


In 1120 Queen D. Teresa gave the area to Gonçalo Eriz . One condition was the preservation of the local hostel ( Portuguese : Albergaria ) for the poor and the sick. The emerging Caminho Português , a Way of St. James , ran here. As Albergaria-a-Velha, the place was officially mentioned for the first time in 1117. Since the crown had no jurisdiction over the area, Albergaria-a-Velha did not receive any official city rights ( Foral ).

The garage "Garagem Vidal" at the end of the 1920s, in the former Palace Hotel in Albergaria-a-Velha

In the course of the Napoleonic Wars on the Iberian Peninsula , French troops under General Soult marched through the district in 1809 , causing looting and damage here.

In the course of the administrative reforms from 1835 , Albergaria-a-Velha became an independent district ( concelho ) and a vila (small town). The place has had an industrially significant development since the connection of the place to the railroad in 1908 . In the 1950s, the Alba racing cars known in Portugal were produced here. The place experienced a renewed development spurt after the A1 motorway reached the place in the 1980s.

In April 2011 , the place was raised to a city ( Cidade ).

Culture and sights

Various sacred buildings , historical public buildings, urban mansions and fountains are listed in Albergaria-a-Velha. The historic town center is also protected.

The floodplain landscape of Pateira de Frossos on the Rio Vouga offers peace and the opportunity to observe nature. In addition, there are various green areas on the actual Vouga, with sports facilities or picnic areas in some places.



The town hall (Câmara Municipal) of Albergaria-a-Velha

Albergaria-a-Velha is the seat of a district of the same name. The neighboring districts are (starting clockwise in the north): Estarreja , Oliveira de Azeméis , Sever do Vouga , Águeda , Aveiro and Murtosa .

With the regional reform in September 2013 , several municipalities were merged into new municipalities, so that the number of municipalities decreased from eight to six.

The following six municipalities ( Freguesias ) are in the Albergaria-a-Velha district:

Albergaria-a-Velha district
local community Population
Density of
population / km²
Albergaria-a-Velha e Valmaior 10,568 47.00 225 010209
Alquerubim 2,381 15.36 155 010202
Angeja 2,073 21.25 98 010203
Branca 5,621 30.29 186 010204
Ribeira de Fráguas 1,713 26.75 64 010206
São João de Loure e Frossos 2,896 18.18 159 010210
Albergaria-a-Velha district 25,252 158.83 159 0102

Population development

Population in the Albergaria-a-Velha district (1849–2011)
1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
4 717 13 526 15 293 18 446 21 326 21 995 24 638 25 211

Municipal holiday

  • Monday after the third Sunday in August
An alba in the Caramulo Museum


The water-rich landscape and the fertile soils made Albergaria an agriculturally productive area in which livestock farming in particular played and still plays a role. However, the most important employers are the medium-sized companies in the manufacturing sector , particularly the metal processing industry, textile industry and wood processing companies. The aluminum works Fábricas Metalúrgicas Alba were also a well-known manufacturer of the Alba racing car in the 1950s . Most of the companies are located in the local industrial area ( Zona Industrial ).


Albergaria-a-Velha train station

The town is connected to the country's rail network with its train station on the Linha do Vouga railway line , and has its own junction on the A1 motorway . Albergaria-a-Velha is also integrated into the national bus network of Rede Expressos .

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Albergaria-a-Velha  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. - indicator resident population by place of residence and sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. a b Overview of code assignments from Freguesias on
  3. - indicator resident population by place of residence and sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. , accessed February 1, 2013
  5. ^ João Fonseca: Dicionário do Nome das Terras. 2nd edition, Casa das Letras, Cruz Quebrada 2007, p. 16 ( ISBN 978-972-46-1730-5 )
  6. , accessed on February 1, 2013
  7. , accessed on February 1, 2013
  8. ^ Publication of the administrative reorganization in the Diário da República gazette of January 28, 2013, accessed on March 16, 2014
  9. , accessed on February 1, 2013
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