Arronches

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Arronches
Municipality
Flag of Arronches
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Coat of arms of Arronches
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Coordinates: 39°07′N 7°17′W / 39.117°N 7.283°W / 39.117; -7.283Coordinates: 39°07′N 7°17′W / 39.117°N 7.283°W / 39.117; -7.283
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alto Alentejo
Intermunic. comm. Alto Alentejo
District Portalegre
Parishes 3
Government
 • President Fermelinda Carvalho (PS)
Area
 • Total 314.65 km2 (121.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,165
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website www.cm-arronches.pt/en/

Arronches (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈʁõʃɨʃ]) is a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 3,165,[1] in an area of 314.65 km².[2]

The municipality is located by the Serra de São Mamede in Portalegre District.

The present Mayor is Fermelinda Carvalho (PSD) and the President of the Municipal Assembly is Abílio Panasco (PSD). The municipal holiday is June 24, after Saint John the Baptist.

Parishes[edit]

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

  • Assunção
  • Esperança
  • Mosteiros

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