|Intermunic. comm.||Alentejo Central|
|• President||Alfredo Barroso (Ind.)|
|• Total||369.51 km2 (142.67 sq mi)|
|• Density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)|
The town was historically ruled by the Count of Redondo starting in the 1500's.
The current Mayor is Alfredo Falamino Barroso, re-elected for a second term as head of an independent list having lost the political support of the Portuguese Communist Party during his first term. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.