Vendas Novas

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Vendas Novas
Flag of Vendas Novas
Coat of arms of Vendas Novas
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Coordinates: 38°41′N 8°27′W / 38.683°N 8.450°W / 38.683; -8.450Coordinates: 38°41′N 8°27′W / 38.683°N 8.450°W / 38.683; -8.450
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alentejo Central
Intermunic. comm. Alentejo Central
District Évora
Parishes 2
 • President José Figueira (CDU)
 • Total 222.39 km2 (85.87 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,846
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Vendas Novas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvẽdɐʒ ˈnɔvɐʃ]) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 11,846,[1] in an area of 222.39 km².[2] The city has 10,235 inhabitants.

The present Mayor is José Rodrigues Figueira, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition. The municipal holiday is September 7.


A hoard of prehistoric objects, including two trapezoid-shaped plaques with geometric designs, was found underneath a hill by labourers in the mid nineteenth century during the construction of the railway line between Vendas Novas and Beja. They are now kept at the British Museum.[3]

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Administratively, the municipality is divided into 2 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Landeira
  • Vendas Novas


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^ British Museum Collection [1]
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 126" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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