Viana do Alentejo

Viana do Alentejo (Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈɐnɐ ðu ɐlẽˈtɛʒu] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 5,743,[1] in an area of 393.67 km².[2]

Viana do Alentejo
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Coordinates: 38°17′N 7°59′W / 38.283°N 7.983°W / 38.283; -7.983Coordinates: 38°17′N 7°59′W / 38.283°N 7.983°W / 38.283; -7.983
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alentejo Central
DistrictÉvora
Parishes3
Government
 • PresidentBernardino Bengalinha Pinto (PS)
Area
 • Total393.67 km2 (152.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total5,743
 • Density15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayJanuary 13
Websitehttp://www.cm-vianadoalentejo.pt

The present Mayor is Bernardino Bengalinha Pinto, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is January 13.

ClimateEdit

Viana do Alentejo has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen: Csa) with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.

Climate data for Viana do Alentejo, 1971-2000 normals and extremes, altitude: 202 m (663 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.0
(71.6)
25.2
(77.4)
30.0
(86.0)
33.0
(91.4)
37.2
(99.0)
44.0
(111.2)
45.0
(113.0)
42.0
(107.6)
41.7
(107.1)
34.5
(94.1)
28.6
(83.5)
25.0
(77.0)
45.0
(113.0)
Average high °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
15.9
(60.6)
18.8
(65.8)
20.2
(68.4)
23.7
(74.7)
29.0
(84.2)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
29.7
(85.5)
23.7
(74.7)
18.5
(65.3)
15.4
(59.7)
23.0
(73.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.6
(49.3)
10.8
(51.4)
12.8
(55.0)
14.2
(57.6)
17.0
(62.6)
21.0
(69.8)
24.1
(75.4)
24.1
(75.4)
22.0
(71.6)
17.6
(63.7)
13.4
(56.1)
10.9
(51.6)
16.5
(61.6)
Average low °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
5.8
(42.4)
6.8
(44.2)
8.1
(46.6)
10.3
(50.5)
13.1
(55.6)
15.2
(59.4)
15.3
(59.5)
14.3
(57.7)
11.6
(52.9)
8.2
(46.8)
6.4
(43.5)
10.0
(50.0)
Record low °C (°F) −5.7
(21.7)
−4.5
(23.9)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.6
(33.1)
2.7
(36.9)
6.2
(43.2)
9.0
(48.2)
8.7
(47.7)
4.7
(40.5)
0.5
(32.9)
−2.0
(28.4)
−4.2
(24.4)
−5.7
(21.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 75.4
(2.97)
70.3
(2.77)
40.6
(1.60)
62.3
(2.45)
43.7
(1.72)
16.2
(0.64)
6.0
(0.24)
6.3
(0.25)
29.4
(1.16)
66.7
(2.63)
76.0
(2.99)
102.2
(4.02)
595.1
(23.44)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10.7 10.1 8.0 9.8 7.9 3.4 1.2 1.0 3.8 8.2 9.1 11.8 85
Source: Instituto de Meteorologia[3]

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 3 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Aguiar
  • Alcáçovas
  • Viana do Alentejo

Notable residentsEdit

Notable people from Viana do Alentejo include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ "Monthly Averages for Viana do Alentejo (1971–2000)" (PDF). IPMA.
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 126-127" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014.

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