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Sobral de Monte Agraço

Sobral de Monte Agraço
Municipality
Flag of Sobral de Monte Agraço
Flag
Coat of arms of Sobral de Monte Agraço
Coat of arms
Coordinates:
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Oeste
Intermunic. comm. Oeste
District Lisbon
Parishes 3
Government
 • President António Bogalho (CDU)
Area
 • Total 52.10 km2 (20.12 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,156
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-sobral-monte-agraco.pt

Sobral de Monte Agraço (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the District of Lisbon in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 10,156,[1] in an area of 52.10 km².[2]

The present Mayor is António Lopes Bogalho, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Monuments 2
  • Parishes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

During the Peninsular War, Sobral was on the Lines of Torres Vedras, a line of forts planned by the Duke of Wellington to protect Lisbon. In October 1810, a French army led by André Masséna approached the Lines, finding that the Portuguese had subjected the area in front of them to a scorched earth policy. After the minor Battle of Sobral on 14 October, the French found they could go no further. Charles Oman writes "On that misty October 14th morning, at Sobral, the Napoleonic tide attained its highest watermark."

Sobral de Monte Agraço main square

Monuments

  • St. Salvador Chapel - 13th century Romanesque style
  • Sobral Main Church - 16th century Renaissance style
  • São Quintino Church - 16th-17th century Manueline and Renaissance styles
  • Our Lady of Purification Church - 16th century Renaissance style
  • Town Hall and ancient jail - 18th century
  • Lines of Torres Alqueidão Fort - 19th century
  • Cine-Theater - 20th century Art Deco style

Parishes

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

References

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

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Town Council official website
  • Photos from Sobral de Monte Agraço
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