Sertã Municipality

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Sertã
Municipality
Flag of Sertã
Flag
Coat of arms of Sertã
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Country  Portugal
District/A.R. Castelo Branco
Government
 • Mayor José Paulo Barata Farinha (PS)
Area
 • Total 453.13 km2 (174.95 sq mi)
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population
 • Total 16,208
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Demonym Sertanense
Postal code Sertã 6100
Area code(s) (+351) 274
Parishes (no.) 14
Municipal holiday Birthday of
Nuno Álvares Pereira
June 24
Website Official website (Portuguese)

Sertã (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɨɾˈtɐ̃]) is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 446.7 km² and a total population of 16,208 inhabitants.

The municipality is composed of 14 parishes and is located in Castelo Branco District.

The present mayor is José Paulo Barata Farinha, elected by the Socialist Party.

The municipal holiday is the June 24.

Population of Sertã (1801 – 2004)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004
10235 13456 20380 24057 27997 21503 18199 16720 16208

General information[edit]

Local sports club: Sertanense Futebol Clube (mainly devoted to soccer, playing (2004-2005) the 3rd Division Championship).

Local newspaper: A Comarca da Sertã (weekly)

Nearby is the parish of Cernache de Bonjardim, where Nuno Álvares Pereira was born.

Parishes[edit]

The municipality includes the following parishes (freguesias):

Parish name Population Area km² Densidade h/km²
Cabeçudo 999 9,95 100,4
Carvalhal 613 9,84 62,3
Castelo 1 163 24,62 47,2
Cernache de Bonjardim 3 283 72,06 45,6
Cumeada 573 23,10 24,8
Ermida 301 27,98 10,8
Figueiredo 286 14,70 19,5
Marmeleiro 304 29,70 10,2
Nesperal 335 7,74 43,3
Palhais 346 22,04 15,7
Pedrógão Pequeno 916 42,75 21,4
Sertã 5 500 81,71 67,3
Troviscal 1 134 54,06 21,0
Várzea dos Cavaleiros 968 32,88 29,4

Coordinates: 39°48′03″N 8°06′01″W / 39.8008°N 8.10028°W / 39.8008; -8.10028