Leça da Palmeira

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thumb Leça da Palmeira (Template:IPA-pt) is a Portuguese parish (freguesia) in the municipality of Matosinhos and part of the city with the same name. It has 5.97 km² and had 17.215 inhabitants in the 2001 census.

It has a rich cultural heritage, namely Fort of Leça de Palmeira, Piscinas das Marés (Sea Pools developed by the well-known architect Siza Vieira), Boa Nova Tea House (also developed by Siza Vieira), Quinta da Conceição Municipal Park and other religious monuments as Corpo Santo, Santana, and Boa Nova churches.

It is home of the international Leixões seaport, the country's second largest; Petrogal, and an oil refinery. In sport, the parish includes a football club, Leça FC, and a basketball club, Grupo Desportivo de Basquete de Leça.

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