Sousel

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Sousel
Municipality
Flag of Sousel
Flag
Coat of arms of Sousel
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 38°57′N 7°40′W / 38.950°N 7.667°W / 38.950; -7.667Coordinates: 38°57′N 7°40′W / 38.950°N 7.667°W / 38.950; -7.667
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alentejo Central
Intermunic. comm. Alto Alentejo
District Portalegre
Parishes 4
Government
 • President Armando Varela (PSD)
Area
 • Total 279.32 km2 (107.85 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,074
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-sousel.pt

Sousel (Portuguese pronunciation: [sowˈzɛɫ]) is a municipality in the District of Portalegre in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 5,074,[1] in an area of 279.32 km².[2]

The municipality is famous for its olive trees and as a great hunting region.

The Calça e Pina family was the main developer of Sousel in the 18th century. The economy is mainly based on agriculture, but tourism plays a major role in the region's economy as well.

The present Mayor is Armando Mendonça Varela, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

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