Nisa, Portugal

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Nisa
Municipality
Flag of Nisa
Flag
Coat of arms of Nisa
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 39°30′N 7°38′W / 39.500°N 7.633°W / 39.500; -7.633Coordinates: 39°30′N 7°38′W / 39.500°N 7.633°W / 39.500; -7.633
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alto Alentejo
Intermunic. comm. Alto Alentejo
District Portalegre
Parishes 7
Government
 • President Gabriela Tsukamoto (CDU)
Area
 • Total 575.68 km2 (222.27 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,450
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-nisa.pt

Nisa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈnizɐ]) is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,450,[1] in an area of 575.68 km².[2]

The present Mayor is Maria Gabriela Tsukamoto, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

In addition, it lends its name to one of the most famous Portuguese sheep cheeses (Certificate of Protected Origin or D.O.P.).

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 7 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Alpalhão
  • Arez e Amieira do Tejo
  • Espírito Santo, Nossa Senhora da Graça e São Simão
  • Montalvão
  • Santana
  • São Matias
  • Tolosa

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