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Trofa coat of arms
Trofa (Portugal)
Basic data
Region : Norte
Sub-region : Porto metropolitan area
District : postage
Concelho : Trofa
Coordinates : 41 ° 21 ′  N , 8 ° 33 ′  W Coordinates: 41 ° 21 ′  N , 8 ° 33 ′  W
Residents: 38,999 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 72.01 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 542 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 4785
Trofa district
flag map
Flag of Trofa Position of the Trofa district
Residents: 38,999 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 72.01 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 542 inhabitants per km²
Number of municipalities : 5
Administration address: Câmara Municipal de Trofa
Rua das Indústrias, 393
4785-624 Trofa
President of the Câmara Municipal: Sérgio Humberto ( PSD )

Trofa is a city ​​in the Norte region , in northern Portugal . The city is counted in the metropolitan area of Porto .


In the archaeological site of Castro de Alvarelhos

Various finds prove a prehistoric settlement of the area. Worth mentioning are the 34 axes from the Bronze Age that were found in São Martinho de Bougado , the open tomb ( Mamoa ) near Trofa, the rock paintings near the village of Maganha, and the remains of the fortress from the Castro culture near Alvarelhos .

The oldest official mention of the district comes from a document from the year 979 and concerned the communities of Alvarelhos, São Cristóvão do Muro and Cedões at that time. For about 160 years, today's district was in the early districts of Maia , Vila do Conde , Santo Tirso and the first district of Trofa. In the 13th century the area was known as Terra da Maia before it was annexed to Porto in 1384 .

King D. Manuel I restored the district in 1527 and gave Trofa city rights. The district remained unchanged until the Liberal Revolution in 1822 . In 1835 it was incorporated into the Santo Tirso district as part of the expansion. In the further course of the 19th century, the entire area experienced an industrial development, also due to the improved connections through new roads and the arrival of the railroad in 1875 . From then on, the textile industry in particular ensured a significant increase in the number of inhabitants, but intensified agriculture also contributed to the steady development.

In 1984 Trofa was elevated to a small town ( Vila ) and in 1993 to a city ( Cidade ), before it finally became the seat of an independent district again in 1998 , when it was separated from the district of Santo Tirso.


The circle

Trofa is the seat of a district of the same name ( concelho ) in the Porto district . On June 30, 2011 the district had 38,999 inhabitants on an area of ​​72 km².

The neighboring areas are (starting clockwise in the north): Vila Nova de Famalicão , Santo Tirso , Maia and Vila do Conde .

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

The following municipalities ( Freguesias ) are in the Trofa district:

Trofa district
local community Population
Density of
population / km²
Alvarelhos e Guidões 4,810 12.07 398 131809
Bougado (São Martinho e Santiago) 21,585 28.69 752 131810
Coronado (São Romão e São Mamede) 9.119 10.98 830 131811
Covelas 1,563 15.28 102 131806
Muro 1,922 4.99 385 131808
Trofa district 38,999 72.01 542 1318

Municipal holiday

  • November 19th

Town twinning


The football club Clube Desportivo Trofense , founded in 1930, plays its home games in the Estádio Clube Desportivo Trofense stadium with a capacity of 6,000 . He plays in the country's third division, the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (as of the 2015/16 season).

Among the other clubs in the district is the Futebol Clube São Romão, founded in 1964 from the municipality of São Romão do Coronado. He competes in leagues of the Porto district association.

Regional train in the old station of Trofa


Long-distance transport

Trofa is on the Linha do Minho railway line , and a new train station was opened in 2010. On the Linha de Guimarães , which is partially exposed at Trofa , the continued light rail from Porto is to run in parts .

The national road N104 leads 4 km east to junction no. 5 (Santo Tirso) of the A3 motorway and about 20 km west to junction no. 18 ( Mindelo ) of the A28 motorway . Trofa is also connected to Vila Nova de Famalicão, 10 km to the north, and Maia , about 15 km to the south, via the N14 national road.

Local transport

Initiatives come from the population calling for the planned extension of the Porto light rail ( Metro do Porto ) to Trofa to be implemented. A resumption of the expansion in 2014 has been announced.

So far, public transport has been operated by private regional bus routes under public concession.

Rui Pedro Silva at the 2009 World Cup in Berlin

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Trofa  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c - 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
  4. , accessed December 30, 2013
  5. ^ Publication of the administrative reorganization in the Diário da República gazette of January 28, 2013, accessed on March 16, 2014
  6. , accessed on January 1, 2014
  7. The CD Trofense on, accessed on January 1, 2014
  8. Route network with the planned extension ( memento of the original dated November 7, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (pdf download), accessed on January 1, 2014 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  9. ^ Blog of one of the petitions to extend the metro , accessed on January 1, 2014
  10. ^ Article of December 7, 2012 in the daily newspaper Público , accessed on January 1, 2014