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Flag of Manteigas
Coat of arms of Manteigas
Coat of arms
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Beira Interior Norte
Intermunic. comm. Beiras e Serra da Estrela
District Guarda
Parishes 4
 • President Esmeraldo Carvalhinho (PS)
 • Total 121.98 km2 (47.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,430
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Manteigas (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a town and a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 3,430,[1] in an area of 121.98 km².[2]

The municipality is located in Guarda District; in Centro Region and Beira Interior Norte Subregion. It is located in the Serra da Estrela Mountains, the highest elevation in mainland Portugal. Cities nearby: Guarda, Seia, Gouveia and Covilhã. The present Mayor is Esmeraldo Saraiva Neto Carvalhinho, elected by the Socialist Party.

The municipal holiday is March 4.


  • Parishes 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Sameiro
  • Santa Maria (Town of Manteigas)
  • São Pedro (Town of Manteigas)
  • Vale de Amoreira

See also


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^  

External links

  • Municipality official website
  • Estrela green tracks
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