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Coordinates: 41°01′N 7°46′W / 41.017°N 7.767°W / 41.017; -7.767Coordinates: 41°01′N 7°46′W / 41.017°N 7.767°W / 41.017; -7.767
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Intermunic. comm. Douro
District Viseu
Parishes 7
 • President Mário Ferreira (PS)
 • Total 100.08 km2 (38.64 sq mi)
 • Total 8,046
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Tarouca (Portuguese pronunciation: [tɐˈɾowkɐ]) is a municipality and a city in Viseu District in Norte Region and Douro Subregion in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 8,046,[1] in an area of 100.08 km².[2]

The city of Tarouca proper has about 3,400 residents; it was promoted to city in December 2004. The present mayor is Mário Caetano Teixeira Ferreira, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is June 29.


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 7 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 118" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 July 2014.

External links

  • Everything about Tarouca
  • Photos from Tarouca

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