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Paradinha is a former civil parish in the municipality of Moimenta da Beira, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Paradinha e Nagosa. The population in 2011 was 125, in an area of 5.72 km².
Many notable noblemen passed through this area, including the Infante John , but it was the Morais Sarmento family that influenced the growth of the settlement. Settling in this corner the noble family established several rich estates and concentrated their activities in the region. This auspicious plutocracy helped to establish the first roadways into the area, inaugurated in 1882. In 1859, the central government decided to extinguish the parish of Paradinha and incorporate the lands into Moimenta da Beira. It was the Morais Sarmento clan that protested this decision and forced the government to rethink the decision, allowing the civil parish to exist at the municipal reforms.

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Moimenta da Beira,Paradinha, Viseu, Portugal

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