Redondo, Portugal

Redondo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁɨˈðõdu] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2016 was 6, 567,[1] in an area of 369.51 km².[2]

Redondo
Flag of Redondo
Flag
Coat of arms of Redondo
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 38°38′N 7°32′W / 38.633°N 7.533°W / 38.633; -7.533Coordinates: 38°38′N 7°32′W / 38.633°N 7.533°W / 38.633; -7.533
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alentejo Central
DistrictÉvora
Parishes2
Government
 • PresidentAntónio Recto (Ind.)
Area
 • Total369.51 km2 (142.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total7,031
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayEaster Monday
date varies
Websitewww.cm-redondo.pt

HistoryEdit

The area of Redondo municipality contains an important megalithic cluster, including the Anta da Vidigueira, Anta da Candeeira and Anta de Colmeeiro dolmens, or neolithic burial chambers.

In 1250, a foral (charter) attributed to King D. Afonso III was issued to Redondo. At the same time, the king ordered the construction of a castle over the ruins of the ancient Roman fortress.[3] Later, the town was ruled by the Count of Redondo starting in the 1500s.

AdministrationEdit

The current Mayor is António José Recto, having been elected in 2013 as head of the same independent list his predecessor, Alfredo Falamino Barroso, previously commanded. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 2 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Montoito
  • Redondo

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Contreiras, Margarida (2012), SIPA (ed.), Castelo do Redondo/Cerca urbana do Redondo (IPA.00001164/PT040710020005) (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: SIPA – Sistema de Informação para o Património Arquitectónico, archived from the original on 3 June 2016, retrieved 10 May 2016
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 102" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014.