Povoa De Varzim - Encyclopedia

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POVOA DE VARZIM, a seaport of northern Portugal, in the district of Oporto; on a small and ill-sheltered bay, 18 m. N. of Oporto by the branch railway to Villa Nova de Familicdo. Pop. (1900), 12,623. In summer Povoa de Varzim is the most frequented sea-bathing resort in northern Portugal; it is also the headquarters of important sardine, hake, and sea-bream fisheries.

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