Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maia Municipality is located in the Porto Metropolitan Area, Grande Porto subregion, in Norte Region, Portugal. The city of Maia includes the parishes of Gueifaes, Maia and Vermoim, and has 35,625 inhabitants. The Maia Municipality comprises 120,744 inhabitants in 17 parishes for a total land area of 83.70km . Maia parish proper, has a population of 9,816. There are also 3 towns in the municipality: Moreira, Castelo da Maia and Aguas Santas. The last one has 25,249 people in conurbation with the municipality of Porto. The area of the current municipality is inhabited since millennia ago. The human occupation dates from the Paleolithic. In many hills of the region, there were found remains of villages from the Iron Age. Attracted by rich soil and abundance of resources, the Romans also left out visible marks of their occupation. In the middle of the thirteenth century, the Lands of Maia extended from the city of Porto until the Ave river and from the sea to the mountains.