Ponte de Sor

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Ponte de Sor
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Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°01′W / 39.250°N 8.017°W / 39.250; -8.017Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°01′W / 39.250°N 8.017°W / 39.250; -8.017
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alto Alentejo
DistrictPortalegre
Parishes5
Government
 • PresidentHugo Hilário (PS)
Area
 • Total839.71 km2 (324.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total16,722
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Local holidayEaster Monday
date varies
Websitehttp://www.cm-pontedesor.pt

Ponte de Sor (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõt(ɨ) ðɨ ˈsoɾ] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 16,722,[1] in an area of 839.71 km².[2]

The present Mayor is Hugo Hilário, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the municipality is based in agriculture, services and light industries ranging from food to aviation like the British-based company L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3CTS). However, the main industry is the cork industry, being Ponte de Sor one of the main producing areas of raw and transformed cork worldwide.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

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

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