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For 800 years there has been the work of wool that today is reflected in modern industrial units, Covilhã being one of the main wool centers in Europe and for this reason it is a location with a strong worker culture. Few urban centers can assume a regular economic activity over eight centuries, but this is the case of Covilhã and the wool work. As a manufacturer first, as an industry later, the fact remains that today the city is one of the main European centers for wool production.
In 1945, Covilhã's 140 factories employed more than 6,000 workers. In 1954, there were 310 industrialists, with 1,334 mechanical looms and 723 manual looms, and more than 7,000 workers. In 1960, the 104 existing companies employed more than 8,529 workers. In 1973, 1,598 machine looms and 8,221 workers were registered.

ColRam, kiiti, Roger (Grisly), ROL/Photo and 18 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Impressive capture and economic record! Stay well!

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8 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Fantastic view with great bright colors ! Good Morning, José !
8 months ago.
Annemarie club
nice pov Zè

happy week ahead:)
8 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
This works very well as a shot. A splendid piece of composition and the water is captured perfectly, José!
8 months ago.
vero club
c'est magnifique, belle vue panoramique, une splendeur j'aime, Belle journée Bisous
8 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
╚»★«╝ Great shot, have a nice new week ╚»★«╝
8 months ago.
J.Garcia club
Imponente imagem que faz justiça à importante actividade têxtil!
Excelente texto!
Obrigada , Zé!
8 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
And very interesting, the history of the town!
How are you, Jose?
8 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Is dat schapenwol ?
8 months ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Yes, it is Fred.
7 months ago.
RHH club
That's a very busy photo, but goes nicely with the history.
7 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Un bel historique et un joli regard en hommage sur ce lieu !******************
7 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
WAOUhhh une architecture magnifique entre:
verticales, horizontales, obliques, diagonales, angulaires
et arrondies
7 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Terrific history and superb architecture

Thank you for posting in the group
7 months ago.

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