Portel (Portuguese pronunciation: [puɾˈtɛl] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 6,428,[1] in an area of 601.01 km².[2]

Portel
Flag of Portel
Flag
Coat of arms of Portel
Coat of arms
LocalPortel.svg
Coordinates: 38°18′25″N 7°42′15″W / 38.30694°N 7.70417°W / 38.30694; -7.70417Coordinates: 38°18′25″N 7°42′15″W / 38.30694°N 7.70417°W / 38.30694; -7.70417
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alentejo Central
DistrictÉvora
Parishes6
Government
 • PresidentNorberto Patinho (PS)
Area
 • Total601.01 km2 (232.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total6,428
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Local holidayEaster Monday
date varies
Websitehttp://www.cm-portel.pt

The present Mayor is Norberto António Lopes Patinho, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 6 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Amieira e Alqueva
  • Monte do Trigo
  • Portel
  • Santana
  • São Bartolomeu do Outeiro e Oriola
  • Vera Cruz

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 99" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014.

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