Oliveira de Frades

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Oliveira de Frades
coat of arms map
Coat of arms of Oliveira de Frades
Oliveira de Frades (Portugal)
Oliveira de Frades
Basic data
Region : Centro
Sub-region : Dão-Lafoes
District : Viseu
Concelho : Oliveira de Frades
Coordinates : 40 ° 44 ′  N , 8 ° 11 ′  W Coordinates: 40 ° 44 ′  N , 8 ° 11 ′  W
Residents: 2893 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 9.45 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 306 inhabitants per km²
Mayor : Paulo Manuel Robalo da Silva Ferreira ( PSD )
Oliveira de Frades district
flag map
Flag of Oliveira de Frades Location of the Oliveira de Frades district
Residents: 10,261 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 145.35 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 71 inhabitants per km²
Number of municipalities : 8th
Administration address: Câmara Municipal de Oliveira de Frades
Largo Dr. Joaquim de Almeida
3680-111 Oliveira de Frades
President of the Câmara Municipal: Luís Manuel Martins de Vasconcelos ( PSD )
Website: www.cm-ofrades.com

Oliveira de Frades is a small town ( Vila ) and a district ( Concelho ) in Portugal with 2893 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2011).


Finds prove a prehistoric settlement. Smaller Iron Age settlements existed here during the Castro culture . Parts of Roman roads running here have been preserved from Roman times .

The present-day location only emerged during the consolidation of the independent kingdom of Portugal (from 1140). The place was as Ulveira known with the addition of de Frades ( port. For: the monks), as the area probably since 1123 the monastery of Santa Cruz in Coimbra belonged. A connection with Lafões Monastery on the other side of the watercourse is also possible. In 1169 , Portugal's first king, D.Afonso Henriques, confirmed ownership of the Ulveira area to the Santa Cruz Monastery , which is considered the first official documentation of the place. In the course of time, what was then Ulveira became today's Oliveira, while the addition was retained.

Today's Oliveira de Frades County was established during the administrative reforms following the Liberal Revolution of 1822 in 1834 , when Lafões County was dissolved and split into São Pedro do Sul , Vouzela and Oliveira de Frades counties . After a brief resolution in 1836 confirmed 1837 Queen D.Maria II. The still existing circle.

Culture and sights

The architectural monuments of Oliveira de Frades include various sacred buildings , historical residential houses and public buildings. The historic town center as a whole is also a listed building.

The Ponte Luís Bandeira bridge over the Rio Vouga was the first concrete bridge in Portugal at the beginning of the 20th century. It also offers a beautiful view of the landscape of the green river banks.

With the Anta pintada de Antelas and the Anta da Arca , two megalithic systems can be visited.


The sports club Grupo Desportivo de Oliveira De Frades , founded in 1945, operates a tennis school in addition to its various football and futsal departments. The club's first football team plays its home games in Parque Desportivo De Oliveira De Frades, which has a capacity of 2,500 . After a few seasons in the 4th Portuguese division ( IIIª Divisão ), the club was only just able to avoid relegation to the top regional division of the association in the Viseu district ( Campeonato Distrital ) after the 2012/2013 season .


Roundabout in Oliveira de Frades


Oliveira de Frades is the seat of a circle of the same name. The district, in turn, is one of the few that is divided into two areas: the main area, in which the municipality of Oliveira de Frades is also located, and as an exclave a smaller area, a few kilometers to the southeast.

The neighboring districts of the main area are (starting clockwise in the north): São Pedro do Sul , Vouzela , Águeda , Sever do Vouga and Vale de Cambra . The smaller area has the neighboring districts of Vouzela, Tondela and Águeda.

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

The following municipalities ( Freguesias ) are in the Oliveira de Frades district:

Oliveira de Frades district
local community Population
Density of
population / km²
Arca e Varzielas 718 20.37 35 181013
Arcozelo das Maias 1,364 21.81 63 181002
Destriz e Reigoso 688 22.76 30th 181014
Oliveira de Frades, Souto de Lafões e Sejães 3,923 22.51 174 181015
Pinheiro 1,277 21.62 59 181005
Ribeiradio 1.011 15.67 65 181007
São João da Serra 524 12.41 42 181008
Sao Vicente de Lafoes 756 8.20 92 181009
Oliveira de Frades district 10,261 145.35 71 1810

Population development

Population in the Oliveira de Frades district (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
656 10,898 9,168 10,468 10,858 10,391 10,584 10,584 10,261

Municipal holiday

  • October 7th


The most important company in the district is the Martifer Group , whose companies are particularly active in the field of renewable energies and metal construction.

Sons and daughters

Web links

Commons : Oliveira de Frades  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. www.ine.pt - 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 epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu
  3. www.ine.pt - indicator resident population by place of residence and sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. ^ João Fonseca: Dicionário do Nome das Terras . 2nd edition, Casa das Letras, Cruz Quebrada 2007, p. 184 ( ISBN 978-9724617305 )
  5. ^ History page of the district website , accessed July 7, 2013
  6. www.verportugal.net , accessed July 7, 2013
  7. www.monumentos.pt , accessed on July 7, 2013
  8. www.verportugal.net , accessed July 7, 2013
  9. ^ Website of the association , accessed on July 7, 2013
  10. www.soccerway.com , accessed July 7, 2013
  11. Final table on the website  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. of the sports newspaper A Bola , accessed on July 7, 2013@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / abola.pt  
  12. ^ Publication of the administrative reorganization in the Diário da República gazette of January 28, 2013, accessed on March 16, 2014