Nisa, Portugal

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Nisa
Flag of Nisa
Flag
Coat of arms of Nisa
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 39°30′N 7°38′W / 39.500°N 7.633°W / 39.500; -7.633Coordinates: 39°30′N 7°38′W / 39.500°N 7.633°W / 39.500; -7.633
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alto Alentejo
DistrictPortalegre
Parishes7
Government
 • PresidentMaria Idalina Alves Trindade (PS)
Area
 • Total575.68 km2 (222.27 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total7,450
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Websitehttp://www.cm-nisa.pt

Nisa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈnizɐ]) is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,450,[1] in an area of 575.68 km².[2]

The present Mayor is Maria Idalina Alves Trindade (PS - Partido Socialista). The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

In addition, it lends its name to one of the most famous Portuguese sheep cheeses (Certificate of Protected Origin or D.O.P.).

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 7 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Alpalhão
  • Arez e Amieira do Tejo
  • Espírito Santo, Nossa Senhora da Graça e São Simão
  • Montalvão
  • Santana
  • São Matias
  • Tolosa

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 81" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014.

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