Pombal, Portugal

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Coordinates: 39°55′N 8°37′W / 39.917°N 8.617°W / 39.917; -8.617Coordinates: 39°55′N 8°37′W / 39.917°N 8.617°W / 39.917; -8.617
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Pinhal Litoral
Intermunic. comm. Região de Leiria
District Leiria
Parishes 13
 • President Diogo Alves Mateus (PSD)
 • Total 626.00 km2 (241.70 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 55,217
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-pombal.pt/

Pombal (Portuguese pronunciation: [põˈbaɫ]) is a city and a municipality in Leiria District in the sub region Pinhal Litoral in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 55,217,[1] in an area of 626.00 km².[2] The population of the city of Pombal proper is about 18,000 inhabitants.

The municipality is served by a main railway station.

The present Mayor is Luís Diogo de Paiva Morão Alves Mateus, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is November 11 and celebrates St. Martin's Day.


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 13 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Abiul
  • Almagreira
  • Carnide
  • Carriço
  • Guia, Ilha e Mata Mourisca
  • Louriçal
  • Meirinhas
  • Pelariga
  • Pombal
  • Redinha
  • Santiago e São Simão de Litém e Albergaria dos Doze
  • Vermoil
  • Vila Cã

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