The Comunidade Intermunicipal do Douro is an administrative division of Portugal . It replaced the Comunidade Urbana do Douro , created in 2004. It takes its name from the Douro River . The headquarters of the intercommunal community is Vila Real . The Douro includes parts of the former districts of Bragança , Guarda , Vila Real and Viseu . The population in 2011 was 205,157, over an area of 4,031.58 km².
The Douro is a subregion NUTS3 of the Northern Region . The Douro sub-region covers the same area as the intermunicipal community, but includes the municipalities Murça ( intermunicipal community of Alto Trás-os-Montes ) and excluding the municipality Vila Flor . In 2011, the subregion had 205 902 and a total area of 4 108 km².
Its economy is largely centered on the production of wine , particularly on the harbor and on the Douro wine not fortified the wine area DOC of the Douro . The whole region is mountainous and crossed by steep valleys.
The CIM Douro is composed of 19 municipalities:
|Municipality||Population (2011)||Surface area (km²)||NUTS III Region|
|Carrazeda de Ansiães||6,373||279.24||Douro|
|Freixo de Espada in Cinta||3,780||244.14||Douro|
|Moimenta da Beira||10.212||219.97||Douro|
|Peso da Régua||17,131||94.86||Douro|
|Santa Marta de Penaguião||7,356||69.28||Douro|
|São João da Pesqueira||7,874||266.11||Douro|
|Torre de Moncorvo||8 572||531.56||Douro|
|Vila Nova de Foz Côa||7.312||398.15||Douro|
|Vila Real||51 850||378.80||Douro|
The main rivers are the Douro River , river Corgo , river Tua and Sabor River . There is an airport in Vila Real: Aerodromo de Vila Real / Douro [VRL]. The Douro railway line was completed in 1887. The narrow gauge lines of the area (such as the Corgo line ) are now closed.
The main monuments are the Cathedral and the Mateus Palace in Vila Real, and the Remedios and Sé / Cathedral in Lamego. The Alto Douro wine region and the prehistoric rock art site of the Côa Valley are both classified by UNESCO as heritage sites.