Avis, Portugal

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Avis
Flag of Avis
Flag
Coat of arms of Avis
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 39°03′N 7°53′W / 39.050°N 7.883°W / 39.050; -7.883Coordinates: 39°03′N 7°53′W / 39.050°N 7.883°W / 39.050; -7.883
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alto Alentejo
DistrictPortalegre
Parishes6
Government
 • PresidentNuno Silva (CDU)
Area
 • Total605.97 km2 (233.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,571
 • Density7.5/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Local holidayEaster Monday
date varies
Websitehttp://www.cm-avis.pt

Avis (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈviʃ] (About this soundlisten)), formerly spelled Aviz, is a municipality in the District of Portalegre in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 4,571,[1] in an area of 605.97 km².[2] The present Mayor is Nuno Silva, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

The fortified city, of which parts have been preserved, was home to the Knights of the Order of Aviz. The Order grew into the Kingdom of Portugal's second dynasty, the House of Aviz, and its name today subsists as one of the Portuguese Republic's highest military honors.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 6 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Alcórrego e Maranhão
  • Aldeia Velha
  • Avis
  • Benavila e Valongo
  • Ervedal
  • Figueira e Barros

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 20" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 July 2014.

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