|Coordinates: 38°41′N 8°27′W / 38.683°N 8.450°WCoordinates: 38°41′N 8°27′W / 38.683°N 8.450°W|
|Intermunic. comm.||Alentejo Central|
|• President||José Figueira (CDU)|
|• Total||222.39 km2 (85.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)|
Vendas Novas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvẽdɐʒ ˈnɔvɐʃ]) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 11,846, in an area of 222.39 km². The city has 10,235 inhabitants.
The present Mayor is José Rodrigues Figueira, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition. The municipal holiday is September 7.
A hoard of prehistoric objects, including two trapezoid-shaped plaques with geometric designs, was found underneath a hill by labourers in the mid nineteenth century during the construction of the railway line between Vendas Novas and Beja. They are now kept at the British Museum.
- Arraiolos for similar hoard
Administratively, the municipality is divided into 2 civil parishes (freguesias):
- Vendas Novas