Pombal, Portugal

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Castle of Pombal
Flag of Pombal
Coat of arms of Pombal
Coordinates: 39°54′58″N 08°37′41″W / 39.91611°N 8.62806°W / 39.91611; -8.62806Coordinates: 39°54′58″N 08°37′41″W / 39.91611°N 8.62806°W / 39.91611; -8.62806
Country Portugal
Intermunic. comm.Região de Leiria
 • PresidentDiogo Alves Mateus (PSD)
 • Total626.00 km2 (241.70 sq mi)
 • Total55,217
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidaySt. Martin's Day
November 11

Pombal (Portuguese pronunciation: [põˈbal] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is a city and a municipality located in the Leiria District in the sub region of 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 railway station which is part of the Linha do Norte, the main Portuguese railway line that connects its two largest cities, Lisbon and Porto.

The Mayor is Luís Diogo de Paiva Morão Alves Mateus since 2013,[3] 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):[4]

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  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. ^ Portugal, Rádio e Televisão de. "Apoiantes de candidato independente em Pombal perturbam final de ação de campanha de Passos". Apoiantes de candidato independente em Pombal perturbam final de ação de campanha de Passos (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 95" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014.

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