Baixo Vouga

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Map showing the location of the Baixo Vouga subregion

Baixo Vouga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌbajʃu ˈvoɡɐ]) is a former Portuguese subregion integrated in the Centro Region. It was abolished at the January 2015 NUTS 3 revision.[1] It was centered on the city of Aveiro. Other major cities included Águeda, Ílhavo and Ovar. The subregion covered an area of 1,807 km2 and had a population of 394,393 inhabitants (2005) for an overall density of 218 inhabitants/km2. It was crossed from east to west by the Vouga River.

Economy[edit]

Baixo Vouga is a subregion of heavy industry; its exports include paper, ceramics, chemicals, automobiles, and food. Tourism, education (including the University of Aveiro) and health services are also very developed.

Municipalities[edit]

The municipalities (Concelhos) of Baixo Vouga ("Lower Vouga" river valley) are:

Note: Mealhada used to be part of Baixo Vouga. It is now part of Baixo Mondego / Regiao de Coimbra.

Transport[edit]

Several motorways, tollways (auto-estradas)[A 1;A 25]. Main train stations: Aveiro (main hub) Ovar, Esmoriz, Pampilhosa, Mealhada, Estarreja, O.do Bairro, Mogofores. Other stations: Avanca, Oia, Paraimo/Sangalhos, Quintas, Luso. Principal airfield: Aveiro/Sao Jacinto [PVA]. Chief harbor: Porto de Aveiro {Ilhavo/Aveiro}.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°37′N 8°38′W / 40.617°N 8.633°W / 40.617; -8.633