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Ponte de Sor

Ponte de Sor
Municipality
Flag of Ponte de Sor
Flag
Coat of arms of Ponte de Sor
Coat of arms
Coordinates:
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alto Alentejo
Intermunic. comm. Alto Alentejo
District Portalegre
Parishes 5
Government
 • President Hugo Hilário (PS)
Area
 • Total 839.71 km2 (324.21 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 16,722
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-pontedesor.pt

Ponte de Sor (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 16,722,[1] in an area of 839.71 km².[2]

The present Mayor is Hugo Hilário, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

Economy

The economy of the municipality is based in agriculture, services and light industries ranging from food to light aerospace industry through a facility of France-based company Dyn'Aéro. However, the main industry is the cork industry, being Ponte de Sor one of the main producing areas of raw cork and transformed cork world wide.

Parishes

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

References

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^  

External links

  • Town Hall official website
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