Gois is a Portuguese town in the district of Coimbra, in the Central region and sub-region Pinhal Interior Norte, with about 2,300 inhabitants.
It is the seat of a municipality with 263.72 km ² and 4,499 inhabitants (2006 ), subdivided into five parishes. The city is bordered to the north by the municipality of Arganil, east of Pampilhosa da Serra, on the southwest by Pedrogão Grande and Castanheira de Pera, west and northwest by Lousã by Vila Nova de Poiares. Gois is more than eight centuries old and situated about 40 km from Coimbra, a narrow and deep valley, the Valley of Ceira, wedged between the mountains of Carvalhal and Rabadão .
There are five parishes, arranged in two distinct geographical areas, which make up the municipality of Goes (Gois). The first, consisting of the parishes of Colmeal, Vila Nova do Ceira, Gois and Cadafaz, having in Rio Ceira its unifying element . The parish Alvares is , in turn , a different reality , where we can find two streams , called Mega and Sinhel .
The five parishes of Gois are as follows :
- Cadafaz/Colmeal (where made in one parish – 2013)
- Gois (main parish)
- Vila Nova Ceira