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Chaves is a municipality located in northern Portugal. It is the second most populated municipality in the Vila Real district). Chaves boasts a population of 44,186 inhabitants (2004) and is 591.3 square kilometers in size. It is just ten kilometers from the southern border Portugal shares with Spain.

Because of the longstanding military history of Chaves, there are a number of fortifications around the area. Two medieval fortifications exist today – the Monforte Castle and the Santo Estevao Tower. There is also a number of seventeenth century forts, including Forte de Sao Neutel and Forte de Sao Francisco.

Other things that still exist is a Roman era bridge, the Castle of Chaves, Church of Santa Maria Maior, and the Chapel of Sao Caetano.

Chaves is serviced by the Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO), informally known as the Porto Airport. It is located approximately 114.66 kilometers from the center of the city.