Mourão (Portuguese pronunciation: [mowˈɾɐ̃w] (listen)) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 2,663,[1] in an area of 278.63 km2.[2]

Mourão
Mourão - Portugal (33429000652).jpg
Flag of Mourão
Coat of arms of Mourão
LocalMourao.svg
Coordinates: 38°20′N 7°22′W / 38.333°N 7.367°W / 38.333; -7.367Coordinates: 38°20′N 7°22′W / 38.333°N 7.367°W / 38.333; -7.367
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alentejo Central
DistrictÉvora
Parishes3
Government
 • PresidentMaria Clara Safara (PS)
Area
 • Total278.63 km2 (107.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,663
 • Density9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayFebruary 2
Websitehttp://www.cm-mourao.pt

GeographyEdit

The municipality borders the municipality of Alandroal to the north, Spain to the east, Barrancos to the south-east, Moura to the south and Reguengos de Monsaraz to the east.

The town has the well-preserved Castle of Mourão.

GalleryEdit

PoliticsEdit

The present Mayor is Maria Clara Safara, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is February 2.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 3 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Granja
  • Luz
  • Mourão

Notable peopleEdit

  • Hernâni Neves (born 1963) a retired Portuguese footballer and beach soccer player, known as Hernâni

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 79" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014.

External linksEdit