Sobral de Monte Agraço

Sobral de Monte Agraço (Portuguese pronunciation: [suˈβɾal dɨ ˈmõt(ɨ) ɐˈɣɾasu] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the District of Lisbon in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 10,156,[1] in an area of 52.10 km².[2]

Sobral de Monte Agraço
Flag of Sobral de Monte Agraço
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Coat of arms of Sobral de Monte Agraço
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Coordinates: 39°01′N 9°09′W / 39.017°N 9.150°W / 39.017; -9.150Coordinates: 39°01′N 9°09′W / 39.017°N 9.150°W / 39.017; -9.150
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Oeste
DistrictLisbon
Parishes3
Government
 • PresidentAntónio Bogalho (CDU)
Area
 • Total52.10 km2 (20.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total10,156
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayAscension Day
date varies
Websitehttps://web.archive.org/web/20050308160129/http://www.cm-sobral-monte-agraco.pt/

The present Mayor is António Lopes Bogalho, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition.

HistoryEdit

During the Peninsular War, Sobral was on the Lines of Torres Vedras, a line of forts planned by the Duke of Wellington to protect Lisbon. In October 1810, a French army led by André Masséna approached the Lines, finding that the Portuguese had subjected the area in front of them to a scorched earth policy. After the minor Battle of Sobral on 14 October, the French found they could go no further. Charles Oman writes "On that misty October 14th morning, at Sobral, the Napoleonic tide attained its highest watermark."

 
Sobral de Monte Agraço main square

MonumentsEdit

  • St. Salvador Chapel - 13th century Romanesque style
  • Sobral Main Church - 16th century Renaissance style
  • São Quintino Church - 16th-17th century Manueline and Renaissance styles
  • Our Lady of Purification Church - 16th century Renaissance style
  • Town Hall and ancient jail - 18th century
  • Fort of Alqueidão - 19th century
  • Cine-Theater - 20th century Art Deco style

ParishesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 116" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 July 2014.

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