Ponte de Sor

Ponte de Sor


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°01′W / 39.250°N 8.017°W / 39.250; -8.017Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°01′W / 39.250°N 8.017°W / 39.250; -8.017
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alto Alentejo
Intermunic. comm. Alto Alentejo
District Portalegre
Parishes 5
  President Hugo Hilário (PS)
  Total 839.71 km2 (324.21 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 16,722
  Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-pontedesor.pt

Ponte de Sor (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõt(ɨ) ðɨ ˈsoɾ]) is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 16,722,[1] in an area of 839.71 km².[2]

The present Mayor is Hugo Hilário, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.


The economy of the municipality is based in agriculture, services and light industries ranging from food to aviation like the Portuguese-based company G Air Group. However, the main industry is the cork industry, being Ponte de Sor one of the main producing areas of raw cork and transformed cork worldwide.


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]


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