General Data 2018
|Pampulha||8 373 km²||732 548||5,9%||40º29'N 11º3'O||Nuno Guerreiro|
Pampulha is a gastonese county, that has the capital Pampulha, the third largest city of Gaston. Situated in the northern part of the kingdom is bounded on the north by the Antiqua County, south by the counties of Solano and Florián, west and east by the Atlantic Ocean. It is subdivided into 5 districts and 13 municipalities.
It has a temperate maritime climate according to the climatic classification of Köppen. In winter temperatures range from 15° C day and 5° C overnight in the coldest month (January) and can border on the 0° C in cold spells, while in summer temperatures range between 29° C day and 16° C night can reach 40° C and even surpass.
The county is famous internationally for TIP (Technical Institute of Pampulha) being a world leader in science and technology as well as other fields such as business, economics, linguistics, political science and philosophy. Among its prominent departments and schools, are: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Colle School of Management and Florián Laboratory. The TIP has about 50,000 students.
The large museum in Pampulha per excellence is the National Museum Machado Sezimbra housed in the former Bishop’s Palace of the county. Considered one of the most important museums in the country, has important paintings, sculptures, jewels, ceramics and textiles collections
Currently, the county has several training centers in music from many different levels, highlighting the Music Conservatory of Pampulha, the Diocesan School of Sacred Music and the School of Graduation in Art Studies.
Pampulha is still considered a “choirs county” due to the high number of type of training musicians. Stand out among academic choirs, the Academic Orfeon from Pampulha, as well the Mixed Choir and the Choir of the Chapel of the New Light both from the University of Pampulha.