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Esmoriz is a Portuguese city located 25km south of Porto. It belongs to Ovar Municipality. The population in 2011 was 11,448, in an area of 9.17 km². Esmoriz was given city status in 1993.City division and lifestyleThe city is divided into 3 main sectors, the urban sector, the beach and the forest, however the city is composed mainly by urban elements. The urban sector is home to mostly mid to upper-mid class people, and the most regular house types are Apartments, usually 3 stories high. Small businesses are common, like the Marijol markets which are located in several locations all over the city, but it also has got large commercial infrastructures like Pingo Doce, Minipreço and Intermarché. Several bookstores and informatic material shops are available, with the occasional barber shop and fashion parlor available. Despite the urbanized theme that characterizes it, several green spaces are spread throughout the city. The forest sector is hardly inhabited and mostly constituted by pine trees. The beach sector of Esmoriz is a common touristic go-to place in Portugal, and in a certain area also harbours the most luxurious houses in the city.EducationEsmoriz has both a Preparatory School and a Secondary School. The later was founded on 1 April 1975. The school functioned for 13 years at the Solar da Rua dos Castanheiros and was inaugurated at a new location in 1988, Rua Da Estrada Nova n° 3885. The school has 6 buildings, 4 of which are class dedicated and have about 20 classrooms each, except the first one which is dedicated to administrative functions. The gymnastics building is large, and is well equipped with PE materials. The 6th building contains the School's canteen and cafeteria.
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