Odemira

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Odemira
Municipality
Flag of Odemira
Flag
Coat of arms of Odemira
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 37°35′N 8°38′W / 37.583°N 8.633°W / 37.583; -8.633Coordinates: 37°35′N 8°38′W / 37.583°N 8.633°W / 37.583; -8.633
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alentejo Litoral
District/A.R. Beja
Government
 • Mayor José Alberto Guerreiro (PS)
Area
 • Total 1,720.6 km2 (664.3 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 25,738
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 13
Municipal holiday
8 September
Website http://www.cm-odemira.pt

Odemira (Portuguese pronunciation: [oðɨˈmiɾɐ] or [ɔðɨˈmiɾɐ]) is a town and a municipality in Beja District in the Portuguese region of Alentejo with a total area of 1,720.6 km² and a total population of 25,738 inhabitants.

It is the largest Portuguese municipality by area, famous for its wild beaches and for being home to a significant Dutch and German community. The village of Zambujeira do Mar is home to the Festival do Sudoeste, one of the biggest rock festivals in Europe.

The municipality of Odemira has great agricultural potential, specially in the western area of the region, and is home to major operations of important agricultural companies like Vitacress, world leader in the salad market.

The present Mayor is José Alberto Guerreiro, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is 8 September.

Population[edit]

Odemira Municipality's population (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2011
6390 11 669 20 489 32 541 43 999 29 463 26 418 26 106 25 738 26 036

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 13 civil parishes (freguesias):[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 81-82" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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