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Coat of arms of Condeixa-a-Nova
Condeixa-a-Nova (Portugal)
Basic data
Region : Centro
Sub-region : Region of Coimbra
District : Coimbra
Concelho : Condeixa-a-Nova
Freguesia : União das Freguesias de Condeixa-a-Velha e Condeixa-a-Nova
Coordinates : 40 ° 7 ′  N , 8 ° 30 ′  W Coordinates: 40 ° 7 ′  N , 8 ° 30 ′  W
District of Condeixa-a-Nova
flag map
Flag of Condeixa-a-Nova Location of the Condeixa-a-Nova circle
Residents: 17,078 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 138.67 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 123 inhabitants per km²
Number of municipalities : 7th
Administration address: Câmara Municipal de Condeixa-a-Nova
Largo Artur Barreto
3150-124 Condeixa-a-Nova

Condeixa-a-Nova is a district and a vila (small town) in Portugal with 5160 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2011).

Main church of Condeixa-a-Nova
The Buracas do Casmilo geological caves
The Palácio Lemos

On September 29, 2013, the municipalities of Condeixa-a-Nova and Condeixa-a-Velha merged to form the new municipality of União das Freguesias de Condeixa-a-Velha e Condeixa-a-Nova . Condeixa-a-Nova is the seat of this newly formed community.


At the time of the Roman occupation, Conimbriga was a major city in the province of Lusitania , but not of particular national importance. After the Suebi invaded here in the 5th century , the Arabs conquered the area in the 8th century . During the 7th / 8th In the 19th century, the inhabitants of Conimbriga left their city and founded Condeixa, today's Condeixa-a-Velha (German roughly: Old Condeixa). In the course of the Reconquista , D.Afonso Henriques conquered the area and handed it over to the Santa Cruz Monastery in Coimbra . The monks then founded Condeixa-a-Nova (English: New Condeixa). The first official mention of Condeixa-a-Nova comes from 1219.

King Manuel I granted the place city rights ( Foral ) for the first time in 1514 and elevated it to Vila (small town). In 1541 it became its own community. In the course of the Napoleonic Wars on the Iberian Peninsula , the place suffered severe destruction by French troops in 1811 and fell into disrepair. With the victory of the Liberal Revolution in Portugal in 1822, the place began to grow again. In 1838, Condeixa-a-Nova became an independent circle, at the request of Queen Maria II , and in 1845 it was raised again to Vila .


District of Condeixa-a-Nova

Coat of arms of the district of Condeixa-a-Nova Condeixa-a-Nova is the seat of a district of the same name. The neighboring areas are (starting clockwise in the north): Coimbra , Miranda do Corvo , Penela , Soure and Montemor-o-Velho .

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

The following municipalities ( Freguesias ) are in the Condeixa-a-Nova district:

District of Condeixa-a-Nova
local community Population
Density of
population / km²
Anobra 1,316 16.38 80 060401
Condeixa-a-Velha e Condeixa-a-Nova 8,608 27.65 311 060411
Ega 2,835 32.55 87 060406
Furadouro 206 14.41 14th 060407
Sebal e Belide 2,723 12.99 210 060412
Vila Seca e Bem da Fé 988 16.27 61 060413
Zambujal 402 18.42 22nd 060410
District of Condeixa-a-Nova 17,078 138.67 123 0604

Population development

Population in the district of Condeixa-a-Nova (1849–2011)
1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
8,733 11,875 12,149 13,555 13,257 13,027 15,340 17,078

Town twinning


Condeixa-a-Nova is located on the A1 motorway (with its own exit) and the IC2 and IC3 thoroughfares. The nearest train stops are in Taveiro, 11 km away, and Soure, 13 km away .

Partial view of the Conimbriga excavations
Casa-Museu Fernando Namora museum

Culture and sights

With Conimbriga most important Portuguese archaeological site of the Roman occupation in the county Condeixa-a-Nova is located.

In 1990, the Casa-Museu Fernando Namora, a museum dedicated to the life and work of the writer, was opened in Fernando Namora's birthplace .

A range of plants and animals can be seen in the Paul de Arzila Wetland , a nature reserve with a visitor center, nature trails and guided walks, including otters , migratory birds and species of herons .

Among the almost 97 registered monuments of the community are mansions , fountains, historical public and private buildings as well as various sacred buildings , such as the single-nave main church with two side chapels and elements of Manueline , Renaissance and classicism , the Igreja Paroquial , built around 1517 de Condeixa-a-Nova (also Igreja de Santa Cristina ).

Sons and daughters

Web links

Commons : Condeixa-a-Nova  - collection of images, 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. Overview of code assignments from Freguesias on
  3. ^ Publication of the administrative reorganization in the Diário da República gazette of January 28, 2013, accessed on October 1, 2014
  4. , accessed December 28, 2012
  5. ^ Publication of the administrative reorganization in the Diário da República gazette of January 28, 2013, accessed on March 16, 2014
  6. , accessed December 28, 2012
  7. , accessed December 28, 2012
  8. , accessed on December 28, 2012
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