Ourique

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Ourique
Flag of Ourique
Coat of arms of Ourique
LocalOurique.svg
Coordinates: 37°39′N 8°13′W / 37.650°N 8.217°W / 37.650; -8.217Coordinates: 37°39′N 8°13′W / 37.650°N 8.217°W / 37.650; -8.217
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Baixo Alentejo
DistrictBeja
Parishes4
Government
 • PresidentMarcelo Guerreiro (PS)
Area
 • Total663.31 km2 (256.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total5,389
 • Density8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidaySeptember 8
Websitehttp://cm-ourique.pt/

Ourique (Portuguese pronunciation: [oˈɾik(ɨ)] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is a city in the District of Beja in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 5,389,[1] in an area of 663.31 km2.[2]

This town is traditionally considered the site of the famous Battle of Ourique in 1139, which saw the forces of Portuguese Prince Afonso Henriques defeat a Muslim Almoravid force. The present Mayor is Marcelo Guerreiro, elected by the Socialist Party, who became the youngest Mayor in Portugal, aged 25, in 2015. The municipal holiday is September 8.

References[change | change source]

  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.