Vidigueira

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Vidigueira
Municipality
Flag of Vidigueira
Flag
Coat of arms of Vidigueira
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 38°12′N 7°48′W / 38.200°N 7.800°W / 38.200; -7.800Coordinates: 38°12′N 7°48′W / 38.200°N 7.800°W / 38.200; -7.800
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Baixo Alentejo
District/A.R. Beja
Government
 • Mayor Manuel Narra (CDU)
Area
 • Total 316.0 km2 (122.0 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 6,019
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 4
Municipal holiday Ascension Day
date varies
Website http://www.cm-vidigueira.pt

Vidigueira (Portuguese pronunciation: [viðiˈɣɐjɾɐ] or [viðiˈɣeɾɐ]) is a town and a municipality in the District of Beja in Portugal, with a total area of 316.0 km² and a total population of 6,019 inhabitants.

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.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[1]

  • Pedrógão
  • Selmes
  • Vidigueira
  • Vila de Frades

Notable people[edit]

  • Portuguese navigator 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 128" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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