Crato, Portugal

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Crato
Municipality
Flag of Crato
Flag
Coat of arms of Crato
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
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
District/A.R. Portalegre District
Government
 • Mayor José Luz (PS)
Area
 • Total 398.0 km2 (153.7 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 3,995
 • Density 10/km2 (30/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 4
Municipal holiday Easter Monday
date varies
Website http://www.cm-crato.pt

Crato (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkɾatu]) is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal with a total area of 398.0 km² and a total population of 3,995 inhabitants.

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):[1]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 43" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 July 2014. 

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