Península de Setúbal

The Península de Setúbal (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɨˈnĩsulɐ dɨ sɨˈtubaɫ]; English: Setúbal Peninsula) is a former NUTS III subdivision of Portuguese region of Lisbon (NUTS II). It was abolished at the January 2015 NUTS 3 revision.[2] Comprising several municipalities and urban centres, the subregion's capital is Setúbal, and includes several cities including Almada and Setúbal.

Setúbal Peninsula
Península de Setúbal
Região da Peninsula de Setúbal
A view from the city of Setúbal, in the central place in the subregion
A view from the city of Setúbal, in the central place in the subregion
Etymology: Portuguese for the Peninsula of Setúbal
Location of the Peninsula of Setúbal in context of the national borders
Location of the Peninsula of Setúbal in context of the national borders
Country Portugal
 • Total1,729 km2 (668 sq mi)
 • Total779,373
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Statistics from INE (2005); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)


The region of Setúbal was a pioneer in the development of a regional strategic plan to assist the growth of the economic, social and cultural institutions.[3] The Plano Integrado para o Desenvolvimento para o Distrito de Setúbal (PIDDS) which was elaborated in the 1980s by the Associação de Municípios do Distrito de Setúbal (Association of Municipalities of the District of Setúbal), constituted the first development plan for the district, and envisioned a series of measures that were essential for the ambitious plans of its inhabitants.[3]

In 2000, under the initiatives of the Association of Municipalities (today AMRS), established a formal Strategic Plan for Development (Plano Estratégico para o Desenvolvimento da Península de Setúbal), or PEDEPES, with the slogan Mais Desenvolvimento, melhor Futuro (More development, better future).[3] A formal presentation occurred in December 2004, resulting from diagonistic phases and objectives, that presented 132 concrete measures based on the Strategic Plan.[3] The development of the PEDEPES involved the participation and consensus of 239 entities in and the Strategic plan continues to be a fundamental instrument in the regional intervention process.[3]


The subregion of the Peninsula of Setúbal comprises nine municipalities extending from the southern margin and mouth of the Tagus into the interior, and southern coast. They include:

Urban centresEdit

Although the cities of Portugal have no political stature, for social and economic purposes they form as distinct centres of urban activity. The region of the Peninsula of Setúbal include several large centres, including Almada, Setúbal, Amora, Barreiro, Seixal, Montijo and Costa da Caparica, in addition to the larger towns of Sesimbra, Moita, Palmela, Alcochete, Corroios, Pinhal Novo, Monte da Caparica, Charneca da Caparica, Trafaria, Lavradio and Baixa da Banheira.


  1. ^ 2011 Census (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Adequação dos indicadores à nova organização territorial NUTS III / Entidades Intermunicipais, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, 18 March 2015
  3. ^ a b c d e "PEDEPS-Plano Estratégico para o Desenvolvimento da Península de Setúbal" (in Portuguese). Setúbal, Portugal. 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2013.

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