Santiago do Cacém

Santiago do Cacém (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃tiˈaɣu ðu kɐˈsɐ̃j] (About this soundlisten) or [sɐ̃tiˈaɡu du kɐˈsẽj]) is a municipality in Setúbal District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 29,749,[1] in an area of 1059.69 km2.[2]

Santiago do Cacém
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Flag of Santiago do Cacém
Coat of arms of Santiago do Cacém
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Coordinates: 38°01′N 8°42′W / 38.017°N 8.700°W / 38.017; -8.700Coordinates: 38°01′N 8°42′W / 38.017°N 8.700°W / 38.017; -8.700
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alentejo Litoral
DistrictSetúbal
Parishes8
Government
 • PresidentVítor Proença (CDU)
Area
 • Total1,059.69 km2 (409.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total29,749
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidaySaint James
July 25
Websitewww.cm-santiagocacem.pt

The present[when?] mayor is Álvaro Beijinha, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition. The municipal holiday is July 25.

Places of interestEdit

ParishesEdit

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

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Santiago do Cacém, 1941-1990, altitude: 228 m (748 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.5
(56.3)
14.4
(57.9)
16.5
(61.7)
18.3
(64.9)
20.5
(68.9)
24.0
(75.2)
26.2
(79.2)
26.6
(79.9)
25.5
(77.9)
22.0
(71.6)
17.3
(63.1)
14.3
(57.7)
19.9
(67.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
11.2
(52.2)
12.7
(54.9)
14.3
(57.7)
16.2
(61.2)
19.2
(66.6)
21.0
(69.8)
21.4
(70.5)
20.7
(69.3)
17.9
(64.2)
13.9
(57.0)
11.2
(52.2)
15.8
(60.5)
Average low °C (°F) 7.3
(45.1)
7.9
(46.2)
8.9
(48.0)
10.2
(50.4)
11.9
(53.4)
14.4
(57.9)
15.8
(60.4)
16.1
(61.0)
15.8
(60.4)
13.7
(56.7)
10.5
(50.9)
8.1
(46.6)
11.7
(53.1)
Source: Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera[4]
Climate data for Alvalade, 1971-2000, altitude: 61 m (200 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.0
(73.4)
25.4
(77.7)
30.4
(86.7)
32.0
(89.6)
37.0
(98.6)
43.5
(110.3)
45.1
(113.2)
41.2
(106.2)
40.0
(104.0)
34.5
(94.1)
29.0
(84.2)
25.1
(77.2)
45.1
(113.2)
Average high °C (°F) 15.4
(59.7)
16.6
(61.9)
19.3
(66.7)
20.5
(68.9)
23.5
(74.3)
28.0
(82.4)
31.3
(88.3)
31.5
(88.7)
29.3
(84.7)
24.2
(75.6)
19.5
(67.1)
16.4
(61.5)
23.0
(73.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
10.8
(51.4)
12.5
(54.5)
14.1
(57.4)
16.9
(62.4)
20.5
(68.9)
22.8
(73.0)
22.8
(73.0)
21.0
(69.8)
17.4
(63.3)
13.3
(55.9)
10.9
(51.6)
16.0
(60.9)
Average low °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
5.0
(41.0)
5.7
(42.3)
7.7
(45.9)
10.4
(50.7)
13.0
(55.4)
14.4
(57.9)
14.1
(57.4)
12.8
(55.0)
10.4
(50.7)
7.2
(45.0)
5.3
(41.5)
9.1
(48.4)
Record low °C (°F) −6.3
(20.7)
−7.0
(19.4)
−3.0
(26.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
1.5
(34.7)
6.0
(42.8)
8.2
(46.8)
6.3
(43.3)
4.2
(39.6)
−3.6
(25.5)
−5.0
(23.0)
−5.5
(22.1)
−7.0
(19.4)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 73.2
(2.88)
57.3
(2.26)
38.5
(1.52)
58.7
(2.31)
40.9
(1.61)
10.9
(0.43)
3.3
(0.13)
2.8
(0.11)
23.7
(0.93)
65.6
(2.58)
78.5
(3.09)
96.3
(3.79)
549.7
(21.64)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10.1 9.6 7.3 10.1 7.4 2.8 1.2 1.2 3.7 8.0 9.2 11.7 82.3
Source: Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera[5]

GalleryEdit

The local castle

International relationsEdit

Santiago do Cacém is twinned with:

Notable peopleEdit

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, pages 552 108-109" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Plano de Gestão das Bacias Hidrográficas Integradas nas Regiões Hidrográficas 6 e 7" (PDF). APA. p. 117. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Normais Climatológicas 1971-2000, Alvalade" (PDF). IPMA. Retrieved 18 July 2021.

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