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Coordinates: 38°57′25″N 8°31′37″W / 38.95694°N 8.52694°W / 38.95694; -8.52694Coordinates: 38°57′25″N 8°31′37″W / 38.95694°N 8.52694°W / 38.95694; -8.52694
Country  Portugal
Region Ribatejo
Subregion Lezíria do Tejo
Intermunic. comm. Lezíria do Tejo
District Santarém
Parishes 6
  President Francisco Oliveira (PS)
  Total 1,115.72 km2 (430.78 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 19,944
  Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Coruche (Portuguese pronunciation: [kuˈɾuʃ(ɨ)]) is a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 19,944,[1] in an area of 1115.72 km².[2]

The present Mayor is Francisco Silvestre de Oliveira, elected by the Socialist Party.

The Coruche City Council has also six City Councillors: Joaquim Filipe Coelho Serrão, Francisco Silvestre de Oliveira and Nelson Fernando Nunes Galvão elected by the Socialist Party, and Ricardo Jorge Rato Ferreira Raposo, Isidro Rodrigo Silva Catarino and António Joaquim Soares elected by Coligação Democrática Unitária. The municipal holiday is August 17.


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

Municipal holiday

The festival happens from August 14 to the 18 except a few years (including 2005) when it ended 19. This party is in honor of Nossa Senhora do Castelo (lit. Our Lady of the Castle). On August 14 at midnight a fireworks show starts the festival. On 17 August, the holiday, a bullfight is made in honor of Our Lady. Many runnings of bulls (a minor version of Pamplona's encierro) happen during the festivity. During all days late night parties happen in traditional local pubs.

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