Pinheiro (Oliveira de Frades)

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Pinheiro (Portugal)
Basic data
Region : Centro
Sub-region : Dão-Lafoes
District : Viseu
Concelho : Oliveira de Frades
Coordinates : 40 ° 44 ′  N , 8 ° 13 ′  W Coordinates: 40 ° 44 ′  N , 8 ° 13 ′  W
Residents: 1277 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 21.62 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 59 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 3680-176
Mayor : José Jorge Rodrigues dos Santos ( PSD )
Address of the municipal administration: Junta de Freguesia de Pinheiro
Edifício Junta de Freguesia
3680-176 Pinheiro

Pinheiro is a municipality ( freguesia ) in the Portuguese district ( concelho ) of Oliveira de Frades . It has 1277 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2011). Sometimes it is still referred to by its historical name Pinheiro de Lafões .


Finds prove a prehistoric settlement. The Romans also left their mark. The first references to the place Antelas can be found in official documents since the 10th century AD, but it is no longer listed as a separate municipality in the surveys of 1258 . Since then it has probably belonged to the municipality of Pinheiro, which is recorded as a separate municipality for the first time since those registers. The formerly common form of the name Pinheiro de Lafões is known to this day. To delimit other places , also called Pinheiro , it was given the addition, which refers to the Lafões district at that time , which was dissolved in 1834. Since then, Pinheiro has been part of the Oliveira de Frades district, a district that was newly created when Lafões was dissolved.


The Anta pintada de Antelas is a megalithic complex from the 4th millennium BC. In the church. The dolmen has been known for its extensive paintings on the bearing stones since 1956. Other listed archaeological finds include parts of a Roman road and the ruins of the Ruínas da Capela da Senhora da Boa Morte chapel .

Other architectural monuments of the municipality are a number of historical houses, bridges, school buildings, a fountain, and a variety of different sacred buildings , including the parish church Igreja Paroquial de Pinheiro de Lafões (also Igreja da Senhora da Assunção ).


Pinheiro is the seat of a municipality of the same name ( Freguesia ). The following localities are located in it:

  • Antelas
  • Couço
  • Felgueiras
  • Francelha
  • Fundo de Vila
  • Lameiro Mole
  • Lomba da Bouça
  • Nespereira
  • Paredes de Gravo
  • Passages
  • Pereiras
  • Pinheiro
  • Pontefora
  • Porto Ferreiro
  • Prova
  • Quetriz
  • Ral
  • Sobreiro

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 of the parish on the district's website , accessed July 7, 2013
  4. , accessed on July 7, 2013
  5. ditto
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