|Intermunic. comm.||Região de Aveiro|
|• President||Salvador Malheiro (PSD)|
|• Total||23 km2 (9 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01:00 (WEST)|
|Local holiday||Saint Christopher|
Ovar (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɔˈvaɾ] (listen) or [oˈvaɾ]) is a city and a municipality in Aveiro District, Baixo Vouga Subregion in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 55,398, in an area of 147.70 km2. It had 42,582 eligible voters (2006). The municipality includes two cities: Ovar (16,849 inhabitants in 2001) and Esmoriz (11,020 inhabitants in 2001).
The present Mayor is Salvador Malheiro, elected by the Portuguese Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is July 25.
Ovar is home to the football team A.D. Ovarense who play at the Estádio Marques da Silva. The main beach area is Furadouro, and Ovar is located in the northern point of the Ria de Aveiro (Aveiro Lagoon)
|Population of Ovar Municipality (1801 – 2011)|
|10 822||10 075||25 605||29 970||35 320||45 378||49 659||55 198||57 983||55 398|
There are two cities and three towns in the municipality.
Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):