Ferreira do Zêzere

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Location
39°40'59"N
008°16'59"W
Country
 Portugal
Categories
  • Uncathegorised
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Description

Ferreira do Zêzere (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɨˈʁɐjɾɐ ðu ˈzezɨɾ(ɨ)] (listen)) is a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 8,619, in an area of 190.38 km². The municipal holiday is June 13.

Parishes

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 7 civil parishes (freguesias): Águas Belas Areias e Pias Beco Chãos Ferreira do Zêzere Igreja Nova do Sobral Nossa Senhora do Pranto

History

This old village, founded by Pedro Ferreira and his wife in the 13th century is actually one of the most touristic villages in the district of Santarém. In the surroundings of Ferreira do Zêzere there is the medieval Vila de Dornes with an excellent view over the Zêzere River and a classified Templar Tower.
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