Sousel

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Coordinates: 38°57′N7°40′W / 38.950°N 7.667°W / 38.950; -7.667 Coordinates: 38°57′N7°40′W / 38.950°N 7.667°W / 38.950; -7.667
CountryFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Intermunic. comm. Alto Alentejo
District Portalegre
Parishes 4
Government
   President Manuel Valério (PS)
Area
  Total279.32 km2 (107.85 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total5,074
  Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zone UTC±00:00 (WET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holiday Easter Monday
date varies
Website http://www.cm-sousel.pt

Sousel (Portuguese pronunciation:  [sowˈzɛl] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a municipality in the District of Portalegre in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 5,074, [1] in an area of 279.32 km2. [2]

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The municipality is famous for its olive trees and as a great hunting region.

The Calça e Pina family was the main developer of Sousel in the 18th century. The economy is mainly based on agriculture, but tourism plays a major role in the region's economy as well.

The present Mayor is Manuel Valério, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

Parishes

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes ( freguesias ): [3]

Notable people

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References

  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 117" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 July 2014.