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Almodôvar

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Country  Portugal
Subregion  Baixo Alentejo
Parishes  6
Area  777.9 km²
Local time  Sunday 5:01 PM
Region  Alentejo
Intermunic. comm.  Baixo Alentejo
Time zone  WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Population  7,449 (2011)
District  Beja District
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Weather  15°C, Wind NW at 10 km/h, 61% Humidity
Points of interest  Museu da Escrita do Sudoeste, Museu Severo Portela, Convento de Nossa Senhora

Almodôvar ([aɫmuˈdovaɾ] or [aɫmuˈðovɐɾ]; Arabic: المدوّر‎‎ trans. al-Mudawwar) is a town and a municipality in the District of Beja, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,449, in an area of 777.88 km².

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Map of Almod%C3%B4var, Portugal

The present Mayor is António Bota, a member of the Socialist Party.

The town's Museum of Southwestern Writing is featured on episode 1 of the three part documentary The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice, which was broadcast by the BBC in 2015, and hosted by Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver, featuring stone tables containing what some archeologists believe to be a proto-Celtic language.

Parishes

The municipality is subdivided into the following parishes:

  • Aldeia dos Fernandes
  • Almodôvar e Graça dos Padrões
  • Santa Clara-a-Nova e Gomes Aires
  • Rosário
  • Santa Cruz
  • São Barnabé
  • History

    The village of Almodôvar is signaled in medieval islamic cartography under the name "Al-mudura" meaning "thing in round" or "surrounded in round". The settlement was rebuilt at the time of the muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, with walls surrounding it and a castle inside. Remains of which have, however, disappeared.

    Almodôvar received its first Foral (Town Charter) on April 17, 1285 by order of King Dinis of Portugal, confirmed by a new Foral on June 1, 1512, by order of King Manuel I of Portugal.

    Geography

    The Almodôvar area is situated in an area of transition between the Alentejo peneplain, in the northernmost part of the municipality, and the hills of the Serra do Caldeirão to the south of its territory. The Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB) which begins in Aljustrel and spreads through the lower Alentejo extending into Southern Spain crosses the area of the municipality.

    References

    Almodôvar Wikipedia


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