Almada


Almada

Infobox_Municipality_pt
official_name = Almada


image_coat_of_arms = ALM1.png




Region = Lisboa
Subregion = Península de Setúbal
District = Setúbal
Mayor_name = Emília Sousa
Mayor_party = CDU
area_total = 70.0
population_total = 164,844
population_density = 2,355
Parishes = 11
coor = 38º40'N 09º09'W
params = 38_40_N_09_09_W
occasion = Saint John the Baptist
day = June 24
website = http://www.m-almada.pt
footnotes =

Almada - Arabic: حصن المعدن (pron. IPA2|aɫ'madɐ) is a city and a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 70.0 km² and a total population of 164,844 inhabitants. The city itself has a population of 102,357. [{City parishes:Almada,Cacilhas,Covada Piedade,Feijo,Laranjeiro,Pragal}. [http://62.48.187.117/atlas/Cap2/Cap2d_2.html UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004] Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)]

The municipality is composed of 11 parishes, and is located in the district of Setúbal.

The present Mayor (as of 2005) is Maria Emília Neto de Sousa, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition.

The municipal holiday is June 24.

Parishes

* Almada
* Cacilhas
* Caparica
* Charneca da Caparica
* Costa da Caparica
* Cova da Piedade
* Feijó
* Laranjeiro
* Pragal
* Sobreda
* Trafaria

General info

City Of Almada:The city of Almada is the seat of the municipality and includes six parishes within the city limits with 102.357 inhabitants.Municipality of Almada:Small, but densely populated, the municipality is limited from the east by Seixal and from the south by Sesimbra. Almada is a coastal municipality, bordering with the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagusriver.Cacilhas is the main port with ferry boat connections with Lisbon;Pragal is the parish with the Christ King Monument.The beautiful Bridge 25 de Abril spans above the Tejo river, the major river in the Iberian Peninsula.Between Almada and Lisboa this bridge,one of the largest in Europe,links Greater Lisbon and the Setubal Peninsula,by motorvehicle and by train as well.

The municipality received a foral from Dom Sancho I in 1190. The municipality of Almada includes two cities:Almada and Costa da Caparica.Coastal Almada offers sandy beaches and panoramic views.

Transportation

The 25 de Abril Bridge links Lisbon and Almada, which are on opposite sides of the Tagus river. Almada is a transportation hub and a fast-growing suburb. The municipality is being served by a light-rail transit system, the Metro Sul do Tejo [http://www.mts.pt/] , that will continue to be expanded, linking it to the suburban rail system serving Greater Lisbon and the municipality of Seixal.

Cristo Rei

Notable natives

* Da Weasel (hip-hop band)
* Luís Figo
* Carlos Sousa (rally pilot)
* Telma Monteiro (judoka)

Town twinning

*flagicon|Angola Porto Amboim, Angola
*flagicon|Cape Verde Sal, Cape Vert
*flagicon|Cuba Regla, Cuba

References

External links

* [http://www.cidade-almada.com/ Portal de Almada - Eventos, Classificados, Notícias, Empresas]
* [http://www.m-almada.pt/ Municipality official website]
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitor107/sets/72057594052435532/ Photos from Almada]
* [http://almadaac.com.sapo.pt/ Almada Atlético Clube]


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