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Elevation Of The Village Of Foz Do Arelho, In The Municipality Of Caldas Da Rainha, Leiria District, Village

Original Language Title: Elevação da povoação de Foz do Arelho, no Município das Caldas da Rainha, Distrito de Leiria, à categoria de Vila

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People's Party CDS-PP

Parliamentary Group


DRAFT LAW NO. 710 /X/4.

Elevation of the Foz Povoation from the Arelho to Villa

Exhibition of reasons

The freguesia of the Foz do Arelho was created in the year 1919 by law 839, of July 5

of that year, diploma through which the government detached it from the freguesia of the Serra do Bouro.

It started before that by being a small, piscatory hamlet of humble casebins.

The strong rebending in the embocking of the river stole the Atlantic vocation to the land, which fish in the

Lagoon and cultivate the grounds.

At present this freguesia counts with an approximate area of 10 km2, and with a population

of about 1749 inhabitants, having been increasing significantly

They have been part of the life of the Foz of the Arelho men like King D. Carlos I and Francisco Almeida

Grandella. From an early age it was discovered by the intellectual elites as a destination of veraneum, facto

that still today occurs with the avulted presence of bathers every summer.

Almost desertificated by the strong emigration movement, received very many Portuguese

returned from the former colonies in the 70.

Since whenever the Foz of the Arelho has manifested a cosmopolitan vocation, which has

known to perpetuate without letting yourself uncharacterize.

In what touches the infrastructure and equipment the Foz do Arelho has a wide range

in the most varied areas, in the teaching counts with two school units, Pre-school and teaching

basic, in health dispose of health centre and pharmacy, social institutions (Association of

Social solidarity of the Foz of the Arelho, and Foz Association), equipment, post office,

bank branch, children's park, internet post, post of sale Docapesca, church,



Recreational and Sports Cultural Activities

Sailing school, polidsports park, fishermen's association and mariskers of the Lagoon of

Deaths, Cultural and Recreational Society of the Foz of the Arelho, center of the Federation's drills

Portuguese of Motonautica.


Inatel holiday centre, various tourist establishments (hotels, residential, park



They have a regular transport network (buses and taxi)


By the previously exposed it is quite patent that the Lightning Foam of the Arelho brings together all the

legally required requirements, to bring about the elevation to the category of Vila

In the face of the exposed, the signatory Deputies understand that they are meeting the

requirements set out in Article 2, combined with the provisions of Article 14 of Law No 11/82,

of June 2, so that the Arelho Foz Povoation is elevated to the category of Vila. In these

terms, considering that the Lightning Foam of the Arelho complies with the stipulated, the Deputies

below signed from the CDS-PP Parliamentary Group present, under the provisions

applicable constitutional and regimental, the following draft law:


Single article

The Village Foot Settlement in the Queen's Caldas concelho, is elevated to the category of


Palace of S. Bento, March 31, 2009

The Deputies,