Grândola Municipality

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Grândola, Portugal
Flag of Grândola, Portugal
Coat of arms of Grândola, Portugal
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 38°17′N 8°56′W / 38.283°N 8.933°W / 38.283; -8.933Coordinates: 38°17′N 8°56′W / 38.283°N 8.933°W / 38.283; -8.933
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo Region
Subregion Alentejo Litoral
District/A.R. Setubal
 • Mayor Carlos Vicente Beato (PS)
 • Total 807.0 km2 (311.6 sq mi)
 • Total 14,454 (2,004)
 • Density 18/km2 (50/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 5
Municipal holiday Mary, mother of Jesus
October 22

Grândola (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡɾɐ̃dulɐ]) is a town (vila) and municipality in Portugal with a total area of 807 square kilometres (312 sq mi) and a total population of 14,543 inhabitants.

The municipality is composed of 5 parishes and is located in Setúbal District. Included in this municipality is Troia (part of Carvalhal parish), a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sado River. Also within the municipality is Serra de Grândola (Grândola Mountain). Nearby City :Alcácer do Sal.

The present mayor is Carlos Vicente Beato (Socialist), and the president of the Municipal Assembly is Aníbal Manuel Guerreiro Cordeiro (Socialist).

Grândola has its own railway station on the main line between Lisbon and Faro. Passenger trains are operated by Comboios de Portugal (CP).

The municipal holiday is October 22.


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