Nisa, Portugal

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Nisa
Municipality
Flag of Nisa
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Coat of arms of Nisa
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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
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alto Alentejo
Intermunic. comm. Alto Alentejo
District Portalegre
Parishes 7
Government
 • President Maria Idalina Alves Trindade (PS)
Area
 • Total 575.68 km2 (222.27 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,450
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://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

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