Girls in Traditional Costume of Viana, Portugal
Viana do Castelo is a city and a municipality and seat of the district of Viana do Castelo in the Nortest region of Portugal. The city proper has 36,148 (INE, 2001)inhabitants and the municipality has a total population of 91,238 inhabitants (2006) over a total area of 318.6 km².
It is located at the mouth of the Lima River.
King Afonso III of Portugal founded the town in 1253 in the name of Viana. In the 16th century, its port gained great importance as one of the main ports from which Portuguese explorers set sail, due to the discoveries. The most remarkable buildings in the town are from this era. Its traditional folklore is among the richest in the country.
維亞納堡區 （Distrito de Viana do Castelo）是葡萄牙最北部的一個區。面積2,255平方公里，人口250,273人 （2001年）。首府維亞納堡，下分15市。
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