Vendas Novas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvẽdɐʒ ˈnɔvɐʃ] (listen)) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 11,846, in an area of 222.39 km². The city has 10,235 inhabitants.
|Intermunic. comm.||Alentejo Central|
|• President||Luís Dias (PS)|
|• Total||222.39 km2 (85.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01:00 (WEST)|
|Local holiday||September 7|
The present Mayor is Luís Dias, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is September 7.
A hoard of prehistoric objects, including two trapezoid-shaped plaques with geometric designs, was found underneath a hill by labourers in the mid nineteenth century during the construction of the railway line between Vendas Novas and Beja. They are now kept at the British Museum.
- Arraiolos for similar hoard
- Vendas Novas
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