Sertã

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Sertã
Flag of Sertã
Flag
Coat of arms of Sertã
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 39°48′N 8°06′W / 39.80°N 8.10°W / 39.80; -8.10Coordinates: 39°48′N 8°06′W / 39.80°N 8.10°W / 39.80; -8.10
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Médio Tejo
DistrictCastelo Branco
Parishes10
Government
 • PresidentJosé Paulo Barata Farinha (PS)
Area
 • Total446.73 km2 (172.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total15,880
 • Density36/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Postal code
6100
Area code(+351) 274
WebsiteOfficial website (in Portuguese)

Sertã (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɨɾˈtɐ̃] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in Castelo Branco District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 15,880,[1] in an area of 446.73 km².[2]

The present mayor is José Paulo Barata Farinha, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is the June 24.

Population of Sertã (1801 – 2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
10235 13456 20380 24057 27997 21503 18199 16720 15880

General information[edit]

Local sports club: Sertanense Futebol Clube (mainly devoted to soccer, playing (2004-2005) the 3rd Division Championship).

Local newspaper: A Comarca da Sertã (weekly)

Nuno Álvares Pereira was born in the former parish of Cernache de Bonjardim.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 10 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

Parish name Population (2011)[1] Area km²[2]
Cabeçudo 957 10.39
Carvalhal 465 10.02
Castelo 1,046 24.57
Cernache do Bonjardim, Nesperal e Palhais 3,625 101.58
Cumeada e Marmeleiro 731 51.73
Ermida e Figueiredo 423 42.74
Pedrógão Pequeno 753 36.86
Sertã 6,196 80.95
Troviscal 864 53.37
Várzea dos Cavaleiros 820 34.51

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ a b Eurostat
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 114" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 July 2014.