Pombal, Portugal

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Pombal
Municipality
Flag of Pombal
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Coat of arms of Pombal
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Coordinates: 39°55′N 8°37′W / 39.917°N 8.617°W / 39.917; -8.617Coordinates: 39°55′N 8°37′W / 39.917°N 8.617°W / 39.917; -8.617
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Pinhal Litoral
Intermunic. comm. Região de Leiria
District Leiria
Parishes 13
Government
 • President Narciso Mota (PSD)
Area
 • Total 626.00 km2 (241.70 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 55,217
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-pombal.pt/

Pombal (Portuguese pronunciation: [põˈbaɫ]) is a city and a municipality in Leiria District in the sub region Pinhal Litoral in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 55,217,[1] in an area of 626.00 km².[2] The population of the city of Pombal proper is about 18,000 inhabitants.

The municipality is served by a main railway station.

The present Mayor is Narciso Ferreira Mota, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is November 11 and celebrates St. Martin's Day.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 13 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Abiul
  • Almagreira
  • Carnide
  • Carriço
  • Guia, Ilha e Mata Mourisca
  • Louriçal
  • Meirinhas
  • Pelariga
  • Pombal
  • Redinha
  • Santiago e São Simão de Litém e Albergaria dos Doze
  • Vermoil
  • Vila Cã

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