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Flag of Almodôvar
Coat of arms of Almodôvar
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 37°30′N 8°03′W / 37.500°N 8.050°W / 37.500; -8.050Coordinates: 37°30′N 8°03′W / 37.500°N 8.050°W / 37.500; -8.050
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Baixo Alentejo
District/A.R. Beja
 • Mayor António Bota (PS)
 • Total 777.88 km2 (300.34 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,449
 • Density 9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 6
Municipal holiday Saint John
June 24

Almodôvar (Portuguese pronunciation: [aɫmuˈdovaɾ] or [aɫmuˈðovɐɾ]; Arabic: المدوّرtrans. al-Mudawwar) is a town and a municipality in the District of Beja, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,449,[1] in an area of 777.88 km².[2]

The present Mayor is António Bota, a member of the Socialist Party. Almodôvar received its first Foral (Town Charter) on April 17, 1285 by order of King Dinis of Portugal, confirmed by a new Foral on June 1, 1512, by order of King Manuel I of Portugal.


The municipality is subdivided into the following parishes:[3]


The Almodôvar area is situated in an area of transition between the Alentejo peneplain, in the northernmost part of the municipality, and the hills of the Serra do Caldeirão to the south of its territory. The Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB) which begins in Aljustrel and spreads through the lower Alentejo extending into Southern Spain crosses the area of the municipality.


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