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ACT NO. 75/2013
Act No. 75/2013, published on 12 September 2013, established the current legal position of municipal authorities, approved the legal status of intermunicipal entities and established the regulations for the State’s competence transfer to municipal authorities and intermunicipal entities. This Act also approved the legal status of municipalities’ association. Finally, it determined the new constitution of the Porto Metropolitan Area, comprising the following 17 municipalities: Arouca, Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Oliveira de Azeméis, Paredes, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Santa Maria da Feira, Santo Tirso, São João da Madeira, Trofa, Vale de Cambra, Valongo, Vila do Conde and Vila Nova de Gaia.