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The village of Tortosendo is a Portuguese parish and one of the 31 parishes in the municipality of Covilhã, with an area of 17.75 km² and about 5 624 inhabitants, of whom 20.52% are over 65 years old and 14.70% will be children and teenagers. Its population density is 317 inhabitants / km².
Covilhã is a Portuguese city belonging to the district of Castelo Branco, in the province of Beira Baixa, statistical region of the Center and sub-region of Beiras and Serra da Estrela.
The municipality of Covilhã is located in Cova da Beira (NUT III), Beira Baixa, Castelo Branco district, in central Portugal.
Geographically the district is characterized by the several mountain ranges that cross it, namely: Serra da Estrela, Lousã, Gardunha, Malcata, Alvelos and Muradal. Covilhã borders on the north with the sub-region Cova da Beira and Beira Interior Norte, on the east with Spain, on the south with Spain and Alto Alentejo and on the west with Pinhal Interior Sul.
It is the seat of a municipality with an area of 555.60 km² and 51,797 inhabitants (2011), subdivided into 21 parishes. The municipality is limited to the north by the municipalities of Seia and Manteigas, to the northeast by Guarda, to the east by Belmonte, to the south by Fundão and to the west by Pampilhosa da Serra and Arganil.
It is the land of the wool industry, of a worker nature, the birthplace of five hundred discoverers, today a city with a public university.
The city of Covilhã is located on the southeastern slope of Serra da Estrela and is one of the most important urban centers in the region along with Coimbra, Aveiro, Viseu, Figueira da Foz, Guarda, Castelo Branco, etc. Its urban core extends between 450 and 800 m in altitude.
The highest point in mainland Portugal, Torre (1993 m), belongs to the parishes of Unhais da Serra (Covilhã), São Pedro (Manteigas), Loriga (Seia) and Alvoco da Serra (Seia), being included in three municipalities: Covilhã, Manteigas and Seia, but it is about 20 km from the urban center of Covilhã, being Covilhã, therefore, the Portuguese city closest to the highest point of mainland Portugal.
It has been a city with its own characteristics for centuries, simultaneously combining interesting facts from the Portuguese reality.
In a study carried out in 2007 by the newspaper Expresso, on the quality of life in Portuguese cities, Covilhã occupies the 14th position, being ahead of other cities in the interior of the country.
Located on the southwest slope of Serra da Estrela, with an area of 555 km2 and with 21 parishes it occupies a central position in the development axis marked by the most important poles in the region:
Guarda - Covilhã - Castelo Branco
City with a greater business and industrial tradition, formerly known as the “Manchester Portuguese”, Covilhã is today an urban center that knew how to create capacity and skills for the training of highly qualified young people, a reality complemented by industrial areas and rural areas, the latter being dedicated to agricultural exploitation such as the production of fruit, wine or olive oil.
Area: 555.6 km2
District: Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira subregion
Active population: 23,040
Purchasing Power: 84.58%
Research Centers: 13
Zona Industrial do Tortosendo: 62 companies
Canhoso Industrial Zone: 75 companies
Parkurbis, Covilhã Science and Technology Park: 43 companies
Data Center: 2 companies
Number of Visitors: 500,000
Covilhã offers numerous opportunities for economic and competitive development, both for new companies and for consolidated companies looking for new competitive advantages.
In a context where physical distance is no longer a barrier, in which companies seek the best climate for innovation and competitiveness and where people seek the best place for balanced professional development with the best quality of life, Covilhã is a municipality prepared for new challenges.
Today, the municipality has a large export activity (more than € 200,000,000) and mainly a significant difference in the respective balance of transactions. Covilhã thus continues to live up to a history of wealth creation for the country, with an export coverage rate that is three times that of the importer.
Specialization sectors of economic activity
Traditionally entrepreneurial, Covilhã was able to keep up with the evolution of world trends and today has competitive capacity in strategic sectors, such as:
• Textile industry;
• TICE - Information, Communication and Electronic Technologies;
• Precision mechanics;
• Extractive industry.