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Moscavide Coat of Arms
Moscavide (Portugal)
Basic data
Region : Lisboa
Sub-region : Lisbon metropolitan area
District : Lisbon
Concelho : Loures
Coordinates : 38 ° 47 ′  N , 9 ° 6 ′  W Coordinates: 38 ° 47 ′  N , 9 ° 6 ′  W
Residents: 14,272 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 1.02 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 13,992 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 1885-001
Mayor : Daniel Vitorino Bernardo de Lima
Address of the municipal administration: Junta de Freguesia de Moscavide
Rua António Maria Pais, n.º 6
1885-001 Moscavide

Moscavide is a municipality ( freguesia ) in the district ( concelho ) of Loures and borders directly on the Portuguese capital Lisbon . 14,272 people live in the 1.02 km² community (as of June 30, 2011).


The main church of Moscavide

Moscavide is a relatively young freguesia. It was founded on March 23, 1928 by Decreto n ° 15 222 from parts of the freguesias Santa Maria dos Olivais and Sacavém and remained in the county of Loures. It included the villages of Encarnação , Marcos and Beirolas . In the 1940s, however, the municipality gave its eastern part, Beirolas , again to Lisbon, more precisely to the municipality of Olivais. The name "Moscavide" probably comes from the Arabic word maskabat , which means sowing; an indication that people must have lived in the Moscavides area centuries ago.

Due to the rising housing prices in the capital and the expansion of the Linha do Norte railway line , the population increased sharply in the decades that followed. In the meantime, the municipality had the highest population density in the entire district of Loures. With the Decreto n ° 45 637 of April 3, 1964 the municipality of Moscavide was elevated to a small town ( Vila ).

In the south of the freguesia, in an area that also includes the freguesias of Santa Maria dos Olivais and Sacavém, the Expo 98 exhibition grounds were built in the mid-1990s . Even after the world exhibition, now renamed Parque das Nações , the area is increasingly becoming a center of attraction in the Portuguese capital. The inhabitants of the Parque das Nações have therefore been fighting for some time to found their own freguesia called Oriente in order to minimize administrative corridors within the area between the three freguesias or to be able to set up their own administration. The municipal administration of Moscavide has opposed the project so far, because in their opinion essential parts of the Moscavide area would be affected, and they also fear tax losses.

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Moscavide  - 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