Amarante is a Portuguese city in the district of Porto, North and sub-region of Tâmega, with about 11 261 inhabitants.
It is the seat of a municipality with 301.33 km ² and 56,264 inhabitants (2011), divided into 26 parishes. The municipality is bordered to the north by Celorico municipality of Basto, northeast of Mondim de Basto, east by Vila Real and Santa Marta de Penaguião, on the south by Baião, Marco de Canaveses and Penafiel, west of Lousada and northwest by Felgueiras.
In the context of sub-regional policy development and mobility, it is a member of Intermunicipal Community (MIC) of the Tâmega and Sousa, consisting of 12 municipalities, which in their total account for about 528,000 inhabitants.
Trade and services are focused mainly in the city of Amarante in Vila Meã, which are the two main urban centers in the county. The current Mayor of Amarante is José Luis Gaspar, the Social Democratic Party.