Mourão

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Mourão
Flag of Mourão
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Coat of arms of Mourão
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Coordinates: 38°20′N 7°22′W / 38.333°N 7.367°W / 38.333; -7.367Coordinates: 38°20′N 7°22′W / 38.333°N 7.367°W / 38.333; -7.367
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alentejo Central
DistrictÉvora
Parishes3
Government
 • PresidentJosé Lopes (PS)
Area
 • Total278.63 km2 (107.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,663
 • Density9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Local holidayFebruary 2
Websitehttp://www.cm-mourao.pt

Mourão (Portuguese pronunciation: [mowˈɾɐ̃w] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 2,663,[1] in an area of 278.63 km².[2]

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders the municipality of Alandroal to the north, Spain to the east, Barrancos to the south-east, Moura to the south and Reguengos de Monsaraz to the east.

The town has the well-preserved Castle of Mourão.

Politics[edit]

The present Mayor is António José Manuel Santinha Lopes, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is February 2.

Parishes[edit]

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

  • Granja
  • Luz
  • Mourão

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 79" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014.

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