Sobral de Monte Agraço

Coordinates: 39°01′N 9°09′W / 39.017°N 9.150°W / 39.017; -9.150
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Sobral de Monte Agraço
Flag of Sobral de Monte Agraço
Coat of arms of Sobral de Monte Agraço
Coordinates: 39°01′N 9°09′W / 39.017°N 9.150°W / 39.017; -9.150
Country Portugal
Intermunic. comm.Oeste
 • PresidentAntónio Bogalho (CDU)
 • Total52.10 km2 (20.12 sq mi)
 • Total10,156
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayAscension Day
date varies

Sobral de Monte Agraço (Portuguese pronunciation: [suˈβɾal dɨ ˈmõtɨ ɐˈɣɾasu] (listen)) is a municipality in the District of Lisbon in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 10,156,[1] in an area of 52.10 km².[2]

The present Mayor is António Lopes Bogalho, elected by the Unitary Democratic Coalition.


During the Peninsular War, Sobral was on the Lines of Torres Vedras, a line of forts planned by the Duke of Wellington to protect Lisbon. In October 1810, a French army led by André Masséna approached the Lines, finding that the Portuguese had subjected the area in front of them to a scorched earth policy. After the minor Battle of Sobral on 14 October, the French found they could go no further. Charles Oman writes "On that misty October 14th morning, at Sobral, the Napoleonic tide attained its highest watermark."

Sobral de Monte Agraço main square


  • St. Salvador Chapel - 13th century Romanesque style
  • Sobral Main Church - 16th century Renaissance style
  • São Quintino Church - 16th-17th century Manueline and Renaissance styles
  • Our Lady of Purification Church - 16th century Renaissance style
  • Town Hall and ancient jail - 18th century
  • Fort of Alqueidão - 19th century
  • Cine-Theater - 20th century Art Deco style


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

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 116" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 July 2014.

External links[edit]

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