Elevation Of The Village Of Vilarinho, In The Municipality Of Santo Tirso, Porto District, Village

Original Language Title: Elevação da povoação de Vilarinho, no município de Santo Tirso, distrito do Porto, à categoria de vila

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1 DRAFT law No. 760/X ELEVATION of VILARINHO, MUNICIPALITY of SANTO TIRSO, PORTO DISTRICT, village EXPLANATORY Framework located in the border municipality of Santo Tirso, on the hillside above the river Vizela, on its left bank, the parish of Vilarinho is bordered by the parishes of São Salvador do Campo, São Martinho do Campo and São Mamede de Whitley Bay , of the same municipality, and the parishes of Caldas de Vizela, Barrosas (Santa Eulalia), Lustosa and Moreira de Cónegos, the municipalities of Vizela, Portugal and Guimarães respectively.

It is 11 km from the town, 5 km from Vila das Aves and 7 km from Melbourne. Part of the urban continuum of Vale do Ave and his settlement was mainly along the dense network of paths and roads.

According to the typology of urban areas, defined by the INE, Vilarinho is an APU, i.e. predominantly urban area.

Historical reasons the testimonies of human occupation dating back to the beginning of the Veena.

Over the centuries, Vilarinho lived around its monastery. Was this of Canons of St. Augustine and, some say, was a secular Abbey 2 much rich, founded before 1070, to grave generation of dons Fafes. Its abbot, Gonçalo Anees Fafes, founded near this temple a convent, in which applied the rents of his Abbey and which was its first Abbot for life. The construction of the monastery started in 1070 and 1074 was already completed and was inhabited by 10 canons. The monastery of Vilarinho comes abundantly documented in the 13th and 14th centuries, in particular, in the "Census of the Fit of the Cathedral of Porto" (1120).

The parish priest of the parish was healing and the annual presentation of the Canons of the monastery of Landim, until its extinction.

In 1220, Vilarinho belonged to the Trial of Refojos and in 1258, passed to Guimarães. In 1836 became part of the municipality of Negrelos and in 1885 passed permanently to the municipality of Santo Tirso.

Geographical reasons, demographic, social, economic and cultural according to the 2001 Census, Vilarinho has 4,036 inhabitants, which makes a population density of more than 700 inhab/km 2, which gives it an urban character.

About 30% of the resident population is not natural in the parish, which reflects its attractiveness for other parishes municipalities (21% of the resident population was born in other parishes of the municipality of Santo Tirso), but also for other parishes of the municipality of Santo Tirso, Portugal (9%). Noted also its great demographic dynamism – between the 1991 and 2001 censuses the population of the parish grew up 9.85%, above the average for the municipality and the bird.

This can be explained by the relative economic dynamism of the parish, since about 32% of the resident population works in his own parish, which demonstrates that there is a marked bag.

Although Santo Tirso being a hinge between the County metropolitan area of Porto and the Vale do Ave, Vilarinho is a typical parish of Vale do Ave. Their 3 resident population employed, 85% is affects the secondary sector, and within this and almost in its entirety to the textile industry. This percentage, despite having been suffering a slight decrease, mirrors the dependency of the population against the textile.

As for the primary sector, its importance has declined over the past few years. In the last census only 1% of the population was employed in this sector affects. However, there are still some cases where agriculture remains a secondary activity, Supplement to the household income. It is true that the farmlands, jammed in the territory built, still mark the landscape of the parish, especially the maintenance of some large farms, such as Quinta do Burgo or Quinta das Custeiras.

At December 31 2006 there were more than 3,000 voters in the village of Vilarinho, doing the art. 12 of Law 11/82 of June 02, which States as a condition for lifting a parish the village more than 3,000 registered voters.

As regards collective equipment required, Vilarinho features:  Pharmacy.  show House. Several communities in the parish have multipurpose rooms, properly equipped to receive performances, as the Morris dancers, the Scouts, the Ecological Movement Baden Powell, the Futebol Clube de Vilarinho and even the seat of the Parish Council.  transport.  hospitality and Commercial Establishments. Vilarinho has several commercial establishments (supermarkets, grocery stores, butchers, bakeries, drugstores, jewellery, flower shop, store). About hotel establishments, as well as several cafes and restaurants, there is a project for a hotel of rural tourism.  educational establishments-Vilarinho has 3 schools: JI, EB1 de Lage and EB1/JI of Paradela.

4 it should also be mentioned the high sense of Vilarinhenses participation in community life, depicted in the large number of existing authorities, where stand out:  245 Grouping of Vilarinho-CNE  Association of former Scouts of Vilarinho  Social Center and parochial Vilarinho  Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church of factory  s. Miguel de Vilarinho Futebol Clube de Vilarinho    Vilarinho Pigeon Group youth group without borders  Ecological movement Baden Powell in view of the above and considering that the conditions, the number of legal voters and other requirements laid down in law No. 11/82, of June 02, the undersigned members of the parliamentary group of the Socialist Party, under the constitutional provisions and regulations applicable, the following draft law: Article only the village of Vilarinho , located in the municipality of Santo Tirso, Porto district, is elevated to the category of village.

Palácio de s. Bento, __ April 2009 members,