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Location in Portugal
|• Mayor||Francisco Orelha (PS)|
|• Total||172.1 km2 (66.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||28/km2 (70/sq mi)|
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")
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.
- Faro do Alentejo
- Vila Alva
- Vila Ruiva