Place:Lamego, Viseu, Portugal

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NameLamego
TypeConcelho
Coordinates41.083°N 7.817°W
Located inViseu, Portugal
Also located inTrás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal    
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Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. Located on the shores of the Balsemão River, the municipality has a population of 26,691, in an area of 165.42 km2.

With origins before the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, Lamego is known for its historic city center, having a long history as a principal city of the former Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Province. Legend holds that the first Portuguese Cortes were held in Lamego, in 1143.The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lamego is based in the city center.

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