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Municipality of Valongo

« Municipality of Valongo » takes part in the European Local Democracy Week - a paneuropean event coordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe - as « Partner city »

The Municipality of Valongo has recently celebrated its 180th anniversary, but the history of this 75 km2 territory - where the cities of Alfena, Ermesinde and Valongo live side by side with the villages of Campo and Sobrado - goes back millions of years to the Paleozoic Era - the trilobites being a legacy of that era. With approximately 100,000 inhabitants, Valongo is strategically located in the Metropolitan Area of Porto (AMP), with excellent accessibility, on the doorstep of the International Airport, the sea port and the second largest city in the country, which welcomes several million tourists per year. Valongo has a rich and diverse identity, with unique regional features that assert and distinguish the district in the AMP, for example age-old tradition of biscuits and Regueifa bread, the art of the Traditional Portuguese Toy, the spectacular tradition of the Festival of the Bugiadas and Mouriscadas, the slate festival, the religious monuments and the beauty of the Santa Justa and Pias hills in the Serras do Porto Park. The Municipality of Valongo is well aware of the unique resources of its area and is now strategically focused on the construction of a qualified, balanced and catalytic territory, prepared to welcome investment and promote the establishment of people.

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The Municipality of Valongo has recently celebrated its 180th anniversary, but the history of this 75 km2 territory - where the cities of Alfena, Ermesinde and Valongo live side by side with the villages of Campo and Sobrado - goes back millions of years to the Paleozoic Era - the trilobites being a legacy of that era. With approximately 100,000 inhabitants, Valongo is strategically located in the Metropolitan Area of Porto (AMP), with excellent accessibility, on the doorstep of the International Airport, the sea port and the second largest city in the country, which welcomes several million tourists per year. Valongo has a rich and diverse identity, with unique regional features that assert and distinguish the district in the AMP, for example age-old tradition of biscuits and Regueifa bread, the art of the Traditional Portuguese Toy, the spectacular tradition of the Festival of the Bugiadas and Mouriscadas, the slate festival, the religious monuments and the beauty of the Santa Justa and Pias hills in the Serras do Porto Park. The Municipality of Valongo is well aware of the unique resources of its area and is now strategically focused on the construction of a qualified, balanced and catalytic territory, prepared to welcome investment and promote the establishment of people.

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We work together with local and non-local identities, such as schools, universities,associations, foundations, among others. For more information please consult our ELDW - 2018 Edition Programme.

Activity referring to the leading theme "Citizens participation, consultation and commitment : for a living local democracy"

ELDW 2018 Ed. Celebrations Municipality of Valongo

boussole Valongo
date From 15/10/2018 to 26/10/2018

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