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Vila Real – Video

Grown on a plateau located at the confluence of the Corgo and Cabril rivers, the city is framed in a beautiful natural landscape (Escarpas do Corgo), with the backdrop of the mountains of Alvão and, further away, Marão. With more than seven hundred years of existence, Vila Real was once known as the “Corte de Trás-os-Montes”, due to the high number of emblazoned houses that it then had.

Vila Real is a Portuguese city, capital of the District of Vila Real, in the North Region and sub-region of the Douro, with about 25 000 inhabitants.
It is the seat of a municipality with an area of 377.08 km² and 52 219 inhabitants (2011), subdivided into 30 parishes. The municipality is limited to the north by the municipalities of Ribeira de Pena and Vila Pouca de Aguiar, to the east by Sabrosa, to the south by Peso da Régua, to the southwest by Santa Marta de Penaguião, to the west by Amarante and to the northwest by Mondim de Basto .
Grown on a plateau located at the confluence of the Corgo and Cabril rivers, the city is framed in a beautiful natural landscape (Escarpas do Corgo), with the backdrop of the mountains of Alvão and, further away, Marão. With more than seven hundred years of existence, Vila Real was once known as the “Corte de Trás-os-Montes”, due to the high number of emblazoned houses that it then had.

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