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Loriga (pron. IPA: [lu'ɾigɐ]) is a village in Portugal located in the Guarda district. Loriga is 20Km away from Seia (municipality), 40Km away from Viseu, 80Km away from Guarda and 320Km from Lisbon. It is nestled in the Serra da Estrela mountain range. The population is 1367 (2005 estimate).

It is known as the "Portuguese Switzerland" due to its landscape: a small town surrounded by mountains.

Known to be settled by the Lusitanians, the town is more than 2100 years old and was part of the Roman province of Lusitania. It was known as Lobriga by the Lusitanians and, some say, Lorica by the Romans.

Loriga became a textile manufacturing center in the mid 1800s. While that industry has since dissipated, today the town attracts a sizable tourist trade due to its picturesque scenery and vicinity to the Vodafone Ski Resort, the only ski center in Portugal, partially inside the town limits.
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Loriga (pron.IFA [lu'ɾigɐ]) uma vila e freguesia portuguesa do concelho de Seia, distrito da Guarda. Tem 36,52 km de rea, 1 367 habitantes (2005) e densidade populacional de 37,51 hab/km. Tem uma povoao anexa, o Fonto.

Loriga encontra-se a 20 km de Seia, 80km da Guarda e 300km de Lisboa. A vila acessvel pela EN 231, e tem acesso directo Lagoa Comprida, pela EN338, estrada concluda em 2006, seguindo um traado pr-existente, com um percurso de 9,2 km de paisagens deslumbrantes, entre as cotas 960m (Portela do Aro) e 1650m, junto Lagoa Comprida.

conhecida como a "Sua Portuguesa" devido sua extraordinria localizao geogrfica. Est situada a cerca de 770m de altitude, na sua parte urbana mais baixa, rodeada por montanhas, das quais se destacam a Penha dos Abutres (1828m de altitude) e a Penha do Gato (1771m), e abraada por dois cursos de gua: a Ribeira da Nave e Ribeira de S.Bento, que se unem depois da E.T.A.R. para formarem a Ribeira de Loriga, um dos afluentes do Rio Alva.
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In the Ws you can see the habitants of this house.

For a full view of the village check this picture from Filipe

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