Gondomar

Gondomar

[gawn-daw-mahr]
Gondomar, Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de, 1567?-1626, Spanish ambassador to England (1613-18, 1620-22). He gained great influence over James I and dissuaded him from giving real assistance to James's son-in-law, Frederick the Winter King, at the outset of the Thirty Years War. He also demanded the execution (1618) of Sir Walter Raleigh. Gondomar was highly unpopular in England and was attacked in Thomas Middleton's play A Game at Chess.
Gondomar (pron. gõdu'maɾ) is a city and a municipality located in the east of Portugal's Porto Metropolitan Area. The city has a population of 25,717 and the municipality, which has 12 parishes, has 163,574. Other important cities in the Gondomar municipality are Rio Tinto and Valbom. Gondomar's mayor is Valentim Loureiro.

Gondomar is well known for its jewelry industry.

Parishes

The 12 parishes of the municipality of Gondomar are:

  • Baguim do Monte
  • Covelo
  • Fânzeres
  • Foz do Sousa
  • Jovim
  • Lomba
  • Medas
  • Melres
  • Rio Tinto
  • São Cosme (Gondomar)
  • São Pedro da Cova
  • Valbom

References

External links

  • http://www.cm-gondomar.pt/

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