About Santa Maria da Feira

Avenida Santa Maria da Feira is a municipality in the district of Aveiro, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 55,619, in an area of ​​88.42 km². The municipality is composed of 11 freguesias. The city itself has about 18,000 inhabitants. It is located in the central area of ​​the district, bordering the municipalities of Espinho, Ovar, Vagos and Santa Maria da Feira. The municipality is linked to the city of Porto by the A1 motorway and the A29. There is also a railway link to the Douro Line. The municipality includes the city of Santa Maria da Feira and the small towns of Castro Daire, São Lourenço de Matos, Gonçalo de Carvalho, Travanca, Argivai, Crestins, Lamas, Lavandeira, Vale de Cambra, Vilarinho de São Romão and Vila Nova de Paiva. The municipality is home to the Santa Maria da Feira Castle, a medieval castle that was the seat of the first Count of Feira. The castle is now a museum and a major tourist attraction in the region. The economy of Santa Maria da Feira is based on industry, agriculture and tourism. The municipality is home to a number of industrial companies, including Coca-Cola, EDP and Sonae Indústria. Agriculture is also important, with crops such as corn, potatoes and wheat being grown in the region. Santa Maria da Feira is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to see the castle, as well as the city's museums and churches.