Macedo de Cavaleiros Municipality

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Template: Infobox city in Portugal / Maintenance / Web page is blank Macedo de Cavaleiros is a city ( Cidade ) and a circle ( concelho ) in Portugal with 6297 inhabitants (as at 30 June 2011).


For the first time officially mentioned was the site in 1258 as a humble village called Vilar de Masaedo. In 1320 he was already out as Macedo de Cavaleiros, continues to be a small place. In the course of administrative reform in 1853 surrounding circles were then dissolved and re-created the circle of Macedo de Cavaleiros. 1863, the city to the small town ( Vila ) was raised, and in 1999 to the city ( Cidade ) appointed.



The following municipalities ( Freguesias ) lying in circle Macedo de Cavaleiros:

Macedo de Cavaleiros is the seat of the homonymous district. The neighboring districts are (clockwise starting from the north ): Vinhais, Bragança, Vimioso, Mogadouro, Alfândega da Fé and Mirandela:



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Sons and daughters of the town

  • Nicolau Pereira de Campos Vergueiro (1778-1859), coffee planter, liberal politician, minister in the Empire of Brazil
  • Jaime Alberto de Castro Morais (1882-1973), officer since 1926 opposition
  • Raul Rêgo (1913-2002), journalist, Freemasons, politicians, ministers after the Carnation Revolution
  • Adriano Moreira (* 1922), lawyer and conservative politician
  • António Manuel Pires Cabral ( b. 1941 ), writer
  • Roberto Leal ( born 1951 ), Brazilian- Portuguese pop singers
  • Zé Cabra (born 1965 ), comic singer and painter
  • Tiago Morais Carlos Valente ( born 1985 ), football player