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Peso da Régua
Peso da Régua (often known as the syncopated form of Régua) is a Portuguese city in the Vila Real District, Northern Region and Douro sub-region.

It is the seat of a municipality with 94.86 km² in area and subdivided into 8 parishes.

The municipality is bordered to the north by the municipalities of Santa Marta de Penaguião and Vila Real, to the east by Sabrosa, to the south by the Douro River, southwest by Mesão Frio and to the west by Baião.

The municipality was created in 1836 by the dismemberment of Santa Marta de Penaguião, its headquarters being elevated to city status in 1987. It is also known as the international capital of wine and vineyards.

Land of big names including the Doctor and Writer João de Araujo Correia, Ferreirinha, Antão de Carvalho, Joaquim Manuel Magalhães, Jaime Silva (painter) among other names of great local and national importance.

It is the center of the demarcated Douro region. It is in the central part of the Douro Line, between Porto and Pocinho.
Peso da Régua has always made known to the world the greatness of the men who created it. The sacrifice, courage, and passion of a people who have masterfully carved a cradle of prodigious beauty.

Calling the country and the world the reason why places like Peso da Régua are no longer forgotten in space and time is a challenge. This will win all the Reguenses and all who visit Peso da Régua, wanting to admire and touch closely a landscape and a reality that fills the soul.

Above all, there will be all those who, disregarding the script of our words, are willing to make their home their home and find themselves in a common meeting of life.
The county's gastronomy includes oven baked rice with roasted lamb, cream milk and a regional sweet to choose from. Accompanying wines from the Douro Demarcated Region and Port.

Typical regional Douro white wines are generally light and aromatic. When fresh they are excellent to accompany a fish dish. In turn the reds are warm and velvety, which gives them a very particular and appreciated characteristic, and should be served at the temperature of the basement. They are also excellent with a meat dish.
It offers a warm and temperate climate. The winter months are much rainier than the summer months. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Csa. In Peso da Régua, the average annual temperature is 15.5 ° C. The average rainfall here is 970 mm.
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