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Esmoriz is a Portuguese city located 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Porto. It belongs to Ovar Municipality, and has a population of 11,020 over an area of 9.05 km2 (3.5 sq mi). Esmoriz was given city status in 1993. The city is divided into 3 main sectors, the Urban sector, the Beach sector and the forest sector, however the city is composed mainly by urban elements. The urban sector has mostly mid to upper-mid class people, and the most regular house type are Apartments, usually 3 stories high.
Esmoriz has both a Preparatory School (Portuguese 5th and 6th grades, also teaching 7th, 8th and 9th)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 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 and also has the school library, re-opened recently. The gymnastics building is large, and is well equipped with PE materials. The 6th building is an abandoned locker room near the 2nd, and always locked, gate of the school.