|25 (see text)|
| • ||Amílcar Almeida (|
|• Total||548.74 km2 (211.87 sq mi)|
|Elevation||515 m (1,690 ft)|
|• Density||31/km2 (80/sq mi)|
The first documents that cite Valpaços date back to the 12th century. Its
Historically, Vale de Paço (and later Vale de Paços until the 19th century) was an area with roots in the Roman period of settlement, yet influenced by Germanic settlers before Portugal became a Kingdom.
The most important event in the regions history occurred in the 19th century. On 16 November 1846, during the