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Location in Portugal
|• Mayor||Manuel Narra (CDU)|
|• Total||316.0 km2 (122.0 sq mi)|
|• Density||19/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|Municipal holiday||Ascension Day
The municipality is composed of four parishes, and is located in the District of Beja.
The present Mayor is Manuel Rosa Narra, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition.
The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.
The archaeological site of the Roman Ruins of Villa Áulica and Convent of São Cucufate are situated near Vidigueira.
- Vila de Frades
- Vidigueira is not the birthplace of Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama. Vasco da Gama was made count of Vidigueira by King D. Manuel I on his return from his first trip to India by sea.
- Vidigueira is the birthplace of the humanist poet and commentator Achilles Statius.
- Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza's father lived in Vidigueira in the 17th century, before escaping from the Portuguese Inquisition to Holland.
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