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PENACOVA

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Penacova is the headquarters of a council that includes 11 civil parishes. It is crossed by Mondego river, and its houses stretch along the south and east-turned slope. The first documental references to Penacova date back to 936. In 1192, it was given the “foral” (Royal document) by Sancho I. The council was definitely established in 1898. Council’s major source of income is forestry activity with the development of species such as cluster pines, eucalyptus and acacias. 70% of the council’s area is covered by forest. However, agriculture and cattle breeding are also important economical activities, especially the production of cereals, potatoes, corn, vegetables, fruit, aling with vine and olive tree plantation. Coiço and Aguieira dams are located in this area. Penacova council is also famous for its beautiful landscapes, such as windmills, lime ovens and Lorvão Monastery, a true historical and cultural relic.

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