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Template: Infobox city in Portugal / maintenance / management location is empty Template: Infobox city in Portugal / Maintenance / Web page is blank Mont Alegre is a circle ( concelho ) and Vila ( town ) in Portugal with 1819 inhabitants (as at 30 June 2011).
Finds of dolmens and Antas evidence of a settlement of the municipality at least since Neolithic times. Celtiberians later settled here. The Romans transformed it be subjected to some of their hill forts ( Portuguese: Castro ) in their own settlements around, and here built Roman roads and bridges.
The present town was first mentioned in the 6th century in the course of administrative division of territories. Mont Alegre got his first town charter ( Foral ) in 1273 by King Alfonso III. They were renewed several times by the following kings.
In the course of administrative reform in 1836, according to the Liberal revolution in Portugal ( 1822), the previously existing circuit Mont Alegre was reduced by spin-off, however, remained to this day as an independent circuit.
Culture, Sports and Attractions
With the Pista Automóvel de Mont Alegre Padornelos the community has in the Serra do Larouco on a motor racing track, various national car, motorcycle and truck races are held on every year. On 5 and 6 May 2007, played on this 1050 -meter circuit with the season opener of the FIA European Rallycross 2007, the first major international auto racing.
The museum Ecomuseu de Barroso is dedicated to the ecosystem of the Serra do Barroso, but also the traditions of the circle, with exhibitions and cultural events. The Ecomuseu maintains thematic offices in historic buildings in different municipalities of the district.
In Barragem do Alto Rabagão (also known as Barragem dos Pisões ) are given a variety of water sports, including sport fishing and fishing tourism is there.
The circle Mont Alegre is located approximately a quarter in the Peneda -Gerês.
Sons and daughters of the city
- Bento António Gonçalves (1902-1942), politician
- Francisco Esteves Dias (1920-1977), Bishop of Luso
- Mário Montalvão Machado (1921-2010), lawyer, politician and biographer
- Bento da Cruz ( born 1925 ), physician and writer
- Acácio da Silva ( born 1961 ), cyclist
Mont Alegre is the seat of an eponymous district, which borders to the north with Spain. The neighboring districts are (clockwise starting from the north ): Chaves, Boticas, Cabeceiras de Basto, Vieira do Minho and Terras de Bouro.
The following parishes ( freguesias ) lying in circle Mont Alegre:
- Cambeses do Rio
- Covelo do Gerês
- Fiães do Rio
- Mont Alegre
- Pitões the Júnias
- Santo André
- Venda Nova
- Viade de Baixo
- Vila da Ponte
- Vilar de Perdizes
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