Santa Catarina (Lisbon)

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Santa Catarina
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Santa Catarina (Portugal)
Santa Catarina
Basic data
Region : Lisboa
Sub-region : Lisbon metropolitan area
District : Lisbon
Concelho : Lisboa
Coordinates : 38 ° 43 ′  N , 9 ° 9 ′  W Coordinates: 38 ° 43 ′  N , 9 ° 9 ′  W
Residents: 3751 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 21 ha (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 17,862 inhabitants per km²
Mayoress : Maria Irene dos Santos Lopes (2009-2013)
Address of the municipal administration: Junta de Freguesia de Santa Catarina
Largo Dr. António de Sousa Macedo, 7
1200-153 Lisboa

Santa Catarina is a district and a former Portuguese municipality ( Freguesia ) in the 1st Bairro of the capital Lisbon . In 2013, as part of an administrative reform, the municipalities of São Paulo , Encarnação , Santa Catarina and Mercês became the new municipality of Misericórdia .

The hilly place is surrounded by the districts of São Paulo, Lapa , Mercês and Encarnação. With parts of the latter it forms the famous Bairro Alto . From here it drops sharply towards the banks of the Tejo . Santa Catarina is characterized by narrow, sometimes steep streets. The most important artery for car traffic is the Calçada do Combro. Coming from the "Praça Luis de Camões" direction, it leads to the São Bento parliament building .


Santa Catarina was created on October 9, 1559 from parts of the parishes of Loreto (now Encarnação) and Mártires . It formerly stretched from the Príncipe Real district to the banks of the Tejo and was one of the largest and most populous municipalities in the city in terms of area until the middle of the 20th century. The district reform of 1959 gave the municipality its shape, which it retained until its dissolution in 2013.


In the local elections in 2005, the parties for the election of the local parliament achieved the following percentages:

Political party Voting shares (%) Seats
CDS-PP 5.08 0
CDU election alliance of the PCP and the Greens 14.06 1
PS 38.99 4th
BE 10.07 1
Psd 27.52 1

The president of the Junta de Freguesia is Maria Irene dos Santos Lopes from the Socialists (PS).

Sights and public facilities

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

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