Cercal do Alentejo
|Cercal do Alentejo|
|Intermunic. comm.||Alentejo Litoral|
|Municipality||Santiago do Cacém|
|• Total||137.49 km2 (53.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||24/km2 (63/sq mi)|
It was raised to the status of a town on 20 June 1991 and its name was changed from Cercal to Cercal do Alentejo.
Being located within 15 miles of the beaches of the Alentejo coast, it has a temperate climate which gives it one of the most diverse fauna and flora in Southwest Alentejo.