Sertã

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Sertã (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɨɾˈtɐ̃] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in Castelo Branco District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 15,880,[1] in an area of 446.73 km².[2]

Sertã
Flag of Sertã
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Coat of arms of Sertã
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Coordinates: 39°48′N 8°06′W / 39.80°N 8.10°W / 39.80; -8.10Coordinates: 39°48′N 8°06′W / 39.80°N 8.10°W / 39.80; -8.10
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Médio Tejo
DistrictCastelo Branco
Parishes10
Government
 • PresidentJosé Paulo Barata Farinha (PS)
Area
 • Total446.73 km2 (172.48 sq mi)
Elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total15,880
 • Density36/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Postal code
6100
Area code(+351) 274
Local holidayBirthday of Nuno Álvares Pereira, 24 June
WebsiteOfficial website (in Portuguese)

The present mayor is José Paulo Barata Farinha, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is the June 24.

Population of Sertã (1801 – 2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
10235 13456 20380 24057 27997 21503 18199 16720 15880

General informationEdit

Local sports club: Sertanense Futebol Clube (mainly devoted to soccer, playing (2004-2005) the 3rd Division Championship).

Local newspaper: A Comarca da Sertã (weekly)

Nuno Álvares Pereira was born in the former parish of Cernache de Bonjardim.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 10 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

Parish name Population (2011)[1] Area km²[2]
Cabeçudo 957 10.39
Carvalhal 465 10.02
Castelo 1,046 24.57
Cernache do Bonjardim, Nesperal e Palhais 3,625 101.58
Cumeada e Marmeleiro 731 51.73
Ermida e Figueiredo 423 42.74
Pedrógão Pequeno 753 36.86
Sertã 6,196 80.95
Troviscal 864 53.37
Várzea dos Cavaleiros 820 34.51

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ a b Eurostat
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 114" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 July 2014.