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Ponte da Barca Municipality

Ponte da Barca Municipality
Ponte da Barca is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 182.2 km² and a total population of 13,041 inhabitants (2006). The municipality is composed of 25 parishes, and is located in the district of Viana do Castelo. The present Mayor is António Vassalo Abreu, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is August 24. Ferdinand Magellan (Fernando Magalhaes in Portuguese) was born within the town. One of the counties within the town, "Paco Vedro de Magalhaes", is named after him, meaning "Old Palace of Magellan."

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

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