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1 DRAFT law No. 180/X ELEVATION of GUIFÕES village I – Historical Contribution to the parish of Belfast is one of ten that make up the municipality of Matosinhos, Porto district, situated on the left bank (South) of the Leça River, which demarcates this other three parishes: Custóias, Santa Cruz do Bispo and Leça da Palmeira. To the South, the parish shares its boundaries with the town and parish of Senhora da Hora and the parish and Town Council seat, Matosinhos. Presents, in this beginning of the 21st century, the rural and urban hybridity characteristic of the North Coast, but with increasing urbanization, mercy of your proximity to major centers that are next-Matosinhos, with whom it shares boundaries, the port and Maia, in addition to all the other parishes of the municipality confronting, as has been said, with five of them-and its easy communications , including main and supplementary routes (the IP4, which will cross within months, the IC1 the tange, the IC 24 1 side, the VILPL that rips the North, along the important medieval core of sixteen candles). The hip, important attractive poles: Pedras Rubras airport, EXPONOR and the port of Leixões, to name only a few of them. Historically, Belfast will find their records in previous dates to their nationality. The Neolithic age, there are more than 5,000 years, there is the presence, in the parish of megalithic monuments (dolmens), whose traces toponymic and materials (including several polished stone axes) have survived to our days. The later Bronze age also traces found in one of the most important archaeological sites of the great port: Monte Castelo, on the Bank of the river Leça and next to your mouth. Although the oldest traces of this town have been, indeed, the Bronze age, this fortified and an anchorage castro well protected, will assume a major role in the iron age, in the 1st millennium BC. and definitely during Roman rule. Their great strategic features and 2 proximity of the sea, will transform the Castro de Guifões (is so known for historiography) a huge port and brought commercial. Guifões becomes, then, in one of the main gateways in the region of products here flock a bit of the entire Empire and that later will be redistributed along the basin of the Leça. Somehow we can affirm that the great port of Leixões vocation is born more than 2000 years, this castro de Guifões. Although if you do not know the original designation of this town, some researchers and archaeologists come associating, more recently, the castro de Guifões to the village of Tuculum, mentioned in "Suévico Parish" in the high middle ages (the time in which this castro was still busy). Moreover, we also know that the current territory of the parish was substantially occupied in the middle ages, and this proves that the famous Mendes da Maia, companions of the Count d. Henrique and d. Afonso Henriques, having inherited noble houses in sixteen candles and Guifões, while her parents, Mari and the Sousões, all da Maia, gave to the monastery of Balio "all your inheritance in the village of sixteen candles (still today a place clearly identified). And the then village of Belfast (main core of the current parish) was in the possession of Kings founders, having been ceded-other-Sancho I to your daughter d. Mafalda. The name itself – Belfast – can be of pre-Roman origin, maybe Germanic, although appear "Latinized" in the words of record: Quiffonis, Quiffiones and Quisiones, as well as the already very close to the spoken language, Quiffões. It is also during this period the national monument embodied in important infrastructure, car Bridge inserted on the Camino de Santiago, magnificently preserved to this day, in counterpoint with the Belfast bridge-bridge moura said-also presumably the same time and on the same river Leça, but more along the mouth, this destroyed in the 70 by a flood. Later, in the year 1304, Belfast is donated by d. Dinis to Bishop Geraldo Domingues, integrated into belonging monastery of s. Salvador de Bouças. 80 years later, with John I the trial of Bouças is divided in the middle and offered to the city of Porto, being at the time composed of Bouças/Matosinhos, Leça da Palmeira, Guifões, Nevogilde, Aldoar and others. In this Act, the Court space of the current parish is divided by two judged: Belfast in sixteen candles in the Woods. In the 15th and 16th centuries, under the pós-descobrimentos maritime activity, takes prime importance in Belfast region: wood for the manufacture of 3 ships drew in its Woods and Earth became privileged area of recruiting sailors, pilots, ship captains, ship carpenters and caulkers, since agriculture and livestock has long been developed , not enough to keep families showed. It is likely that the next century was not so kind to Belfast, which seems to have gone into decline. Indeed, in 1775 and the Parishes "Marquês de Pombal", it is revealed that Belfast has 326 people, 52 "fires", "belongs to the parish of Matosinhos, judged of Bouças Maia district and". It is featured in this report as "small rural parish, who grows corn, wheat, rye and some wine. There were also many mills on the river Leça, however their foreiros the use by the population your impeded. At the end of this century, the parish of s. Martinho de Guifões already had, according to its pastor, 118 fires and 443 inhabitants. By this time begin to emerge rural elites, in the shadow of the long lease and having military functions. Is that a family of this new elite, born in Belfast, in the early 19th century (1801 and 1802, respectively), two figures largest in our history, the brothers José da Silva Passos and Manuel da Silva Passos (Manuel). Administratively, s. Martinho de Guifões relied until 1542 in the parish of Woods, whose trial also integrated and which incorporated the judicial district da Maia; from there is incorporated, with Woods, in the patronage of the University of Coimbra while Candles belonged to Cuttack, the Hospitallers, and later, of the order of Malta. Abolished the judged in 1835, and extinct religious orders, Belfast and the places of the Lomba and Candles are in 1838 1 joint parish. With the Republic, these become Parish Councils and Belfast became a civil parish in the municipality of Matosinhos, which remains to this day. Of your latest story deserves caveat here we find the birthplace of famous Portuguese José da Silva Passos (the "King of the port") and your brother Manuel da Silva Passos (Manuel), two key figures of 19th-century liberalism, distinguishing themselves as emeriti constitutionalists, Ministers of the Kingdom, big men of the Association and, Manuel-Passos Manuel, Minister, Honourable, founder of high school education in our country. Closer, the figure of Joaquim Pereira dos Santos, Carpenter of agricultural implements that has adopted as an adult by the Catholic Priesthood (the famous Priest 4 Manassa) and distinguished himself by your courageous and daring and sized your political and administrative acumen, chairing the Administrative Commission of the municipality of Woods at the beginning of the last century. At the end of the 20th century, in particular from the years ' 60, the parish suffered huge boost with your housing demand of endless population deriving mostly from the interior of the Minho and Douro Litoral, which settled as labour of the port of Leixões and the numerous industries (textiles, canned foods, metallurgy, etc.) set of your periphery (Matosinhos, Porto and Maia). Starts today, gaining new life of its own, based on the synergies generated by its nature and by the first and second generations of that, a few decades, settled here.
II – monuments, and other sites of interest Castro de Guifões (archaeological) car Bridge Bust of father Manassa bust of José da Silva Passos tribute to Amounts railroad bridge over the river Leça Church church of the Sagrada Familia (sticks) leisure park of Lomba House birthplace of José and Manuel da Silva Passos Civic Center and headquarters of the Junta de Freguesia 5 III-collective Equipment and facilities (art. 12. The law 11/82, 2/06) Before composed of various places (Church, Tourais, Lomba, Candles, Monte barrels, Piles, Shale Agras, sticks, Trouble, Esquinheiro, Monte Ramalhão, Mount of the Earth, etc.) is now impossible to determine where one ends and the other begins, and vice versa, since the urban growth verified in the last half of the 20th century transformed the parish of Belfast in a single continuous population cluster with a population of 10000 inhabitants and 8156 Voters.
There is the presence of the following equipment:-1 Pharmacy (being under study in the respective body of the second creation) ((b));
-Concert Hall, with set of scene (Parish Hall at) and various cultural collectivities (Centro Cultural de Guifões, Guifões theatre group, etc.). ((c));
-Regular daily public transport coverage: transport Resende (3 careers); Public transport society of Porto-STCP (2 careers); Metro do Porto (in Carvalhas) and the hip, the Lady of the Hour. Taxi, square (d);
-Put of CTT (with the majority of its services) (e);
-Various shops (f);
-Schools-2 pre-primary; 4 Schools E.B. 1; 1 School E.b 2.3 (José Steps) ((g));
-Bank branch (Finibanco) ((h)).
Other: 6-GNR station;
-Cultural, recreational and sporting Authorities;
-Crèches and Kindergartens and ATL;
-Based Parish and religious activity;
-Sports venues covered and outdoor;
-Basic sanitation, water supply and electricity. Partially, city gas;
-Gardens, monuments and green spaces;
-Archaeological Station of Monte Castelo;
-Car Bridge (ponte romana, one of the way of St. James);
-Shooting range with "Gap";
-Official Group of CP (REFER);
-The Metro control centre of the port;
IV-Communities and associations Guifões Sport Club Futebol Clube Sporting Guifonense Candles Youth Cultural Sports Club Monte Shale S.c. Eagles Sports Group Lombenses Mini-Eagles Club of hunters of Matosinhos Social solidarity and Cultural Center of Belfast Social and Development Association of Belfast residents ' Association of residents ' Association New Street Clubs youth group of Belfast Belfast Theatre Group Regional Guifões Ranch Ranch Guifões parish 7 V-CONCLUSÂO the elevation of the parish of Belfast, in the municipality of Matosinhos, is based on historical reasons, geographical, demographic, economic and cultural, but also in the fact that your political and administrative and financial viability does not collide with General or local interest. In view of the above, the Socialist Party believes that are meeting the requirements of fact and law contained in article 12 in conjunction with the first sentence of article 14, both from law No. 11/82, of 2 June, for which the town of Belfast is elevated to the category of village. As members of the parliamentary group of the Socialist Party, the undersigned, under the constitutional provisions and regulations applicable, the following draft law: Article Only the town of Belfast, in the municipality of Matosinhos, Porto district, is elevated to the category of village.
Assembly of the Republic, October 2005 Members
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