Vendas Novas

Vendas Novas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvẽdɐʒ ˈnɔvɐʃ] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 11,846,[1] in an area of 222.39 km².[2] The city has 10,235 inhabitants.

Vendas Novas
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Coordinates: 38°41′N 8°27′W / 38.683°N 8.450°W / 38.683; -8.450Coordinates: 38°41′N 8°27′W / 38.683°N 8.450°W / 38.683; -8.450
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alentejo Central
DistrictÉvora
Parishes2
Government
 • PresidentLuís Dias (PS)
Area
 • Total222.39 km2 (85.87 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total11,846
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidaySeptember 7
Websitehttp://www.cm-vn.pt

The present Mayor is Luís Dias, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is September 7.

HistoryEdit

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.[3]

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ParishesEdit

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

  • Landeira
  • Vendas Novas

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. ^ British Museum Collection
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 126" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014.

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