Carnaxide

Infobox_Parish_pt
official_name = Carnaxide
image_location =
image_coat_of_arms = OER-carnaxide.pngMunicipality = Oeiras
area_total = 6.63
population_total = 21,353 (2001)
population_density = 3,220.7
postal_code=Rua Cesário Verde - Edifício Centro Cívico P-2790-047 Carnaxide
website = http://www.jf-carnaxide.pt

Carnaxide (pron. IPA2|kɐɾnɐ'ʃidɨ) is a town near Lisbon, located in the municipality of Oeiras, Portugal, with a population of 21,353 inhabitants, a total area of 6,63 km² and a density of 3,220.7 hab/km². It was elevated to town on August 16, 1991.

Carnaxide is Portugal's third oldest town, having first appeared in official documentation in the 14th century, its existence goes back as far as 13th century. This town was, for many years, the biggest European parish until it's was subdivided and the villages of Linda-a-Velha, Algés, Queijas and Cruz-Quebrada were separated from it.

Economy

It's principal economic activities reside in the presence of large international companies like EFACEC, Sumol, and Mota-Engil, and in the strong reliance on the small commerce.

Also localized there are Sociedade Independente de Comunicação (SIC) television station and the business parks "Parque Suécia", "NeoPark" and "Parque Holanda".

Notes and references

* [http://www.parlamento.pt/ActividadeParlamentar/Paginas/DetalheDiplomaAprovado.aspx?ID=2658 Lei 17-P/1993] - Portuguese law diploma, declaring the new town limits for Carnaxide

External Links

* [http://www.jf-carnaxide.pt Junta de Freguesia de Carnaxide] ] - Official page of the town
* [http://www.carnaxidedigital.com CarnaxideDigital] - Local site with information about this village (in Portuguese)


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