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Caminha Municipality

Caminha Municipality
Caminha is a municipality in the north-west of Portugal, 21 km north from Viana do Castelo, located in the Viana do Castelo District. The municipality has a total area of 137.4 km² and 16,839 inhabitants (2006). Caminha is subdivided into 20 parishes, among them Vila Praia de Âncora, Moledo, and Vilar de Mouros. The latter is well-known for the oldest rock festival in Portugal. The seat of the municipality is the town (or vila in Portuguese) of Caminha, with 2,500 inhabitants. The present Mayor is Júlia Paula Pires Pereira da Costa, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

Website: http://www.cm-caminha.pt

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