Amarante (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐmɐˈɾɐ̃t(ɨ)]) is a town and a municipality in Porto District, in northern Portugal. Amarante is situated in the agricultural lands of the Minho region, and belongs to the Porto district, region Norte and sub-region Támega. The population in 2011 was 56,264, in an area of 301.33 km². The city itself had a population of 11,261 in 2001. The Tâmega River runs through the town and is crossed by a large arched bridge, the Ponte São Gonçalo. It is reputed to have helped local forces fend off a French attack in the early 19th century. Nowadays the older centre of town is dominated by a multitude of cafés and restaurants dotted along the steep banks of the southern side of the Tâmega River. Amarante is also associated with the tale of Saint Gonzalo/Gonçalo de Amarante. Wikipedia
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