Miranda do Douro, Portugal

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Population

agglomeration: 7,482
city: 2,200

Land area

487 km2

Population density

15 inhabitants/km2


Miranda do Douro is a small municipality located in the Northeast interior of Portugal, in Tras-os-Montes natural region, in the scope of the Douro Valley International Park, a natural border with Spain.
The municipality has unique characteristics, with medieval and renaissance traces still present in the city centre, known is known as the “Museum City”.
Mirandês, official recognized as the 2nd Portuguese official language and an unique case in the country, is the language spoken in the region.

Modal Split

26.6
14.2
58.7
Year 2011

Source:

INE (National Statistics Institute), Census 2011

Survey method:

General Population Census Portugal 2011, Pendular journeys for work and school

Year

2011

Population (2011)

7,482

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
47.8
15.8
36.1
Year 2001

Source:

INE (National Statistics Institute), Census 2011

Survey method:

General Population Census Portugal 2001, Pendular journeys for work and school (bike enquired with moto - estimated)

Year

2001

Population (2001)

8,046

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
47.8
15.8
36.1
Year 2001
26.6
14.2
58.7
Year 2011
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

António Picotês

Email: ptantonio.picotescm-mdouro
City website:http://www.cm-mdouro.pt
Political representative: Artur Nunes, Mayor

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Miranda do Douro participated in the Sustainable Mobility Project promoted by Portuguese Environmental Agency (APA), where a Sustainable Mobility Study was developed in cooperation with Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro University (UTAD) (2008).
Low accessibility, partly due to the remote geographical position of the municipality and low supply of public transport, are the main issues on the mobility area.
Under the Portugal 2020 framework, Sustainable Mobility Action Plans are being developed for all the Intermunicipal Communities (NUT III). Miranda do Douro is integrated in the Terras de Trás os Montes Action Plan (2016).

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