Santa Catarina da Serra

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Santa Catarina da Serra
coat of arms map
Coat of arms of Santa Catarina da Serra
Santa Catarina da Serra (Portugal)
Santa Catarina da Serra
Basic data
Region : Centro
Sub-region : Region of Leiria
District : Leiria
Concelho : Leiria
Coordinates : 39 ° 40 ′  N , 8 ° 41 ′  W Coordinates: 39 ° 40 ′  N , 8 ° 41 ′  W
Residents: 4089 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 35.78 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 114 inhabitants per km²
Mayor : Joaquim Pinheiro Laíns de Oliveira
Address of the municipal administration: Junta de Freguesia de Santa Catarina da Serra
Rua Santa Catarina, Nº22
2495-186 Santa Catarina da Serra
The location of the municipality in Leiria County

Santa Catarina da Serra is a Portuguese municipality in the district of Leiria . The area is 35.8 km² with 4089 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2011). The population density is: 114 inhabitants / km².


The place is located in the extreme southeast of the Leiria district, not far from the pilgrimage site of Fátima to the south .


The community was founded in 1549 as an amalgamation of smaller settlements in the area. On April 2, 2001, the place was raised to Vila (small town).


The following localities are located in the municipality: Loureira, Magueigia, Ulmeiro, Quinta da Sardinha, Pedrome, Santa Catarina da Serra, Pinheiria, Gordaria, Donairia, Barreiria, Cercal, Quinta do Salgueiro, Casal das Figueiras, Vale Maior, Olivais, Vale Sumo, Sobral, Sobral da Granja, Vale Faria, Sete Rios, Vale Tacão, Siróis, Cova Alta, Casal da Estortiga, and Casal da Fonte da Pedra.


The most important employer is the industry , with its numerous companies in wood, cork , stone and metal processing, furniture manufacturing and the like. a. Agriculture continues to have some importance.


The municipality is located on the A1 motorway , between the Fatima and Leiria exits.

The municipality does not have its own railway connection, the nearest train stations are the Fáitima and Ourém / Seiça, the Linha do Norte, about 20 km away .

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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