Vila Flor

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Vila Flor
coat of arms map
Coat of arms of Vila Flor
Vila Flor (Portugal)
Vila Flor
Basic data
Region : Norte
Sub-region : Terras de Trás-os-Montes
District : Bragança
Concelho : Vila Flor
Coordinates : 41 ° 19 ′  N , 7 ° 9 ′  W Coordinates: 41 ° 19 ′  N , 7 ° 9 ′  W
Residents: 2264 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 31.88 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 71 inhabitants per km²
Address of the municipal administration: Junta de Freguesia de Vila Flor
Rua de Sta. Luzia Jardim de S. Bartolomeu
5360 - 360 Vila Flor
Vila Flor district
flag map
Flag of Vila Flor Location of the district of Vila Flor
Residents: 6697 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 265.8 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 25 inhabitants per km²
Number of municipalities : 14th
Administration address: Câmara Municipal de Vila Flor
Av. Marechal Carmona
5360-303 Vila Flor
President of the Câmara Municipal: Artur Guilherme Gonçalves Vaz Pimentel ( PS )
View of the district town of Vila Flor and the surrounding area

Vila Flor is a small town ( Vila ) and a district ( concelho ) in Portugal with 2264 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2011).


The medieval castle gate Arco D. Dinis

King D Dinis granted the town its first town charter ( Foral ) in 1286 . In the process , the king changed the place name Póvoa d´Álem Sabor, which had been in use up to that point, to the current name of Vila Flor (German roughly: small flower town). In 1295 , D. Dinis had the place surrounded by a fortification wall with five gates.

The place experienced some upswing in the further course of the Middle Ages , when some Jewish families settled here in the course of the expulsions of Jews from the rest of Europe. King Manuel I then also had the Jews expelled before he granted the place new city rights in 1512 .

Culture and sights

Among the architectural monuments of the town are historic public buildings, mansions and grand private houses, religious buildings and stone fountains, including the originally built in the 15th century, Roman said, mannerist Fonte Romana . The various protected sacred buildings of the place include the single-nave, Mannerist- Baroque main church Igreja Paroquial de Vila Flor (also Igreja de São Bartolomeu ). Its facade is clad with azulejos up to the bell towers and inside contains, among other things, baroque altarpieces made of gilded wood ( Talha dourada ) and a coffered ceiling made of polished wood with paintings .

The Fonte Romana fountain

The historical center includes the remaining gate of the fortress walls ( Arco D.Dinis ) and medieval streets with some Manueline houses. It is also a listed building as a whole.

The centrally located municipal museum Museu Municipal Dra Berta Cabral is housed in a mansion from the 13th century and shows regional archaeological, numismatic, sacred and art collections, as well as a collection of African handicrafts. Concerts, cinema screenings, theater performances and exhibitions take place in the various rooms of the Centro Cultural de Vila Flor . The modern municipal library complex Biblioteca Municipal and the local museum Casa Museu da Família Vila Real in Benlhevai are other cultural sites in the district.

With the organized every summer gastronomic Terra Flor festival, which is accompanied by other events, the circle before its specialties, including in particular the local wine Douro -Weinbaugebiets, and the local, ecologically produced and origin protected olive oil of the region Tras-os -Montes ( DOP ).

The Cultural Center ( Centro Cultural de Vila Flor )


Tourism takes place here mainly seasonally and in the form of individual tourism . For example, guests come to the almond blossom (mid-February to mid-March), the early summer gastronomy festival or the summer vacation, mainly in the modernized traditional houses of the rural tourism (or agro-turismo ), in the few private hotels and guest houses in the Place itself, or take quarters at the local campsite.



Vila Flor is the seat of a district of the same name. The neighboring districts are (starting clockwise in the north): Mirandela , Alfândega da Fé , Torre de Moncorvo and Carrazeda de Ansiães .

The Vila Flor Town Hall ( Câmara Municipal )

With the regional reform in September 2013 , several municipalities were merged into new municipalities, so that the number of municipalities decreased from 19 to 14.

The following municipalities ( Freguesias ) are in the Vila Flor district:

Vila Flor district
local community Population
Density of
population / km²
Assares e Lodoes 241 14.26 17th 041020
Benlhevai 234 11.35 21st 041002
Candoso e Carvalho de Egas 272 10.02 27 041021
Freixiel 640 34.74 18th 041005
Roios 150 15.30 10 041009
Samoes 338 13.48 25th 041010
Sampaio 159 8.62 18th 041011
Santa Comba da Vilariça 407 12.19 33 041012
Seixo de Manhoses 469 9.03 52 041013
Trindade 162 14.98 11 041014
Vale Frechoso 189 19.30 10 041015
Valtorno e Mourão 364 19.31 19th 041022
Vila Flor e Nabo 2,413 40.26 60 041023
Vilas Boas e Vilarinho das Azenhas 659 42.96 15th 041024
Vila Flor district 6,697 265.80 25th 0410
In the county seat of Vila Flor

Population development

Population in Vila Flor County (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
3309 4069 9812 9889 11,834 9719 8828 7913 6697

Municipal holiday

  • August 24th

Sons and daughters

Web links

Commons : Vila Flor  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. - 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
  3. - indicator resident population by place of residence and sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. (under Cronologia ), accessed on February 11, 2013
  5. , accessed February 11, 2013
  6. , accessed on February 11, 2013
  7. ditto
  8. , accessed on February 11, 2013
  9. ^ Publication of the administrative reorganization in the Diário da República gazette of January 28, 2013, accessed on March 16, 2014