Viana do Alentejo

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Viana do Alentejo
The Castle of Viana do Alentejo contemplating the town
The Castle of Viana do Alentejo contemplating the town
Flag of Viana do Alentejo
Coat of arms of Viana do Alentejo
LocalVianaDoAlentejo.svg
Coordinates: 38°17′N 7°59′W / 38.283°N 7.983°W / 38.283; -7.983Coordinates: 38°17′N 7°59′W / 38.283°N 7.983°W / 38.283; -7.983
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alentejo Central
DistrictÉvora
Parishes3
Government
 • PresidentBernardino Bengalinha Pinto (PS)
Area
 • Total393.67 km2 (152.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total5,743
 • Density15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayJanuary 13
Websitehttp://www.cm-vianadoalentejo.pt

Viana do Alentejo (Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈɐnɐ ðu ɐlẽˈtɛʒu] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 5,743,[1] in an area of 393.67 km2.[2]

The present Mayor is Bernardino Bengalinha Pinto, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is January 13.

Climate[edit]

Viana do Alentejo has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen: Csa) with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.

Climate data for Viana do Alentejo, 1971-2000 normals and extremes (with 2003 record high), altitude: 202 m (663 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.0
(71.6)
25.2
(77.4)
30.0
(86.0)
33.0
(91.4)
37.2
(99.0)
44.0
(111.2)
45.0
(113.0)
47.0
(116.6)
41.7
(107.1)
34.5
(94.1)
28.6
(83.5)
25.0
(77.0)
47.0
(116.6)
Average high °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
15.9
(60.6)
18.8
(65.8)
20.2
(68.4)
23.7
(74.7)
29.0
(84.2)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
29.7
(85.5)
23.7
(74.7)
18.5
(65.3)
15.4
(59.7)
23.0
(73.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.6
(49.3)
10.8
(51.4)
12.8
(55.0)
14.2
(57.6)
17.0
(62.6)
21.0
(69.8)
24.1
(75.4)
24.1
(75.4)
22.0
(71.6)
17.6
(63.7)
13.4
(56.1)
10.9
(51.6)
16.5
(61.6)
Average low °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
5.8
(42.4)
6.8
(44.2)
8.1
(46.6)
10.3
(50.5)
13.1
(55.6)
15.2
(59.4)
15.3
(59.5)
14.3
(57.7)
11.6
(52.9)
8.2
(46.8)
6.4
(43.5)
10.0
(50.0)
Record low °C (°F) −5.7
(21.7)
−4.5
(23.9)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.6
(33.1)
2.7
(36.9)
6.2
(43.2)
9.0
(48.2)
8.7
(47.7)
4.7
(40.5)
0.5
(32.9)
−2.0
(28.4)
−4.2
(24.4)
−5.7
(21.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 75.4
(2.97)
70.3
(2.77)
40.6
(1.60)
62.3
(2.45)
43.7
(1.72)
16.2
(0.64)
6.0
(0.24)
6.3
(0.25)
29.4
(1.16)
66.7
(2.63)
76.0
(2.99)
102.2
(4.02)
595.1
(23.44)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10.7 10.1 8.0 9.8 7.9 3.4 1.2 1.0 3.8 8.2 9.1 11.8 85
Source: Instituto de Meteorologia[3]

Parishes[edit]

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

  • Aguiar
  • Alcáçovas
  • Viana do Alentejo

Notable residents[edit]

Notable people from Viana do Alentejo include:

Twin towns[edit]

Viana do Alentejo is twinned with:[6]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ "Monthly Averages for Viana do Alentejo (1971–2000)" (PDF). IPMA.
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 126-127" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  5. ^ António Banha, IMDb Database retrieved 20 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Geminações de Cidades e Vilas". anmp.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-09-28.

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