Cuba, Portugal

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Cuba
Municipality
Flag of Cuba
Flag
Coat of arms of Cuba
Coat of arms
LocalCuba.svg
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
Intermunic. comm. Baixo Alentejo
District Beja
Parishes 4
Government
 • President Francisco Orelha (PS)
Area
 • Total 172.09 km2 (66.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,878
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-cuba.pt

Cuba (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkuβɐ]) is a town and municipality in the District of Beja in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 4,878,[1] in an area of 172.09 km².[2]

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]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

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