Crato, Portugal

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Crato
Municipality
Flag of Crato
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Coat of arms of Crato
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Coordinates: 39°17′N 7°38′W / 39.283°N 7.633°W / 39.283; -7.633Coordinates: 39°17′N 7°38′W / 39.283°N 7.633°W / 39.283; -7.633
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alto Alentejo
Intermunic. comm. Alto Alentejo
District Portalegre
Parishes 4
Government
 • President José Luz (PS)
Area
 • Total 398.07 km2 (153.70 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,708
 • Density 9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-crato.pt

Crato (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkɾatu]) is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 3,708,[1] in an area of 398.07 km².[2]

The present Mayor is José Correia Luz, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Aldeia da Mata
  • Crato e Mártires, Flor da Rosa e Vale do Peso
  • Gáfete
  • Monte da Pedra

History[edit]

Crato has been the headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller in Portugal since 1340. The head of the order was known as the Prior of Crato.

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