Cuba, Portugal

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Cuba
Municipality
Flag of Cuba
Flag
Coat of arms of Cuba
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 38°09′N 7°53′W / 38.150°N 7.883°W / 38.150; -7.883Coordinates: 38°09′N 7°53′W / 38.150°N 7.883°W / 38.150; -7.883
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Baixo Alentejo
District/A.R. Beja
Government
 • Mayor Francisco Orelha (PS)
Area
 • Total 172.1 km2 (66.4 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 4,775
 • Density 28/km2 (70/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 4
Municipal holiday
April 24
Website http://www.cm-cuba.pt

Cuba (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkuβɐ]) is a town and municipality in Portugal with a total area of 172.1 km² and a total population of 4,775 inhabitants.

The municipality is composed of 4 parishes, and is located in the District of Beja.

Historically in Portugal as being the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. (In: Mascarenhas Barreto "Colombo Português: Provas Documentais")

Statue of Christopher Columbus

The present Mayor is Francisco Orelha, elected by the Socialist Party, and a statue honouring him can be seen on the city centre.

The municipal holiday is Monday after Easter.

Parishes[edit]

  • Cuba
  • Faro do Alentejo
  • Vila Alva
  • Vila Ruiva

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