Salvaterra de Magos
Flag of Salvaterra de Magos
Coat of arms of Salvaterra de Magos
Coordinates: 39°01′N 8°47′W / 39.017°N 8.783°W / 39.017; -8.783
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Lezíria do Tejo
DistrictSantarém
Parishes4
Government
 • PresidentHélder Manuel Ramalho de Sousa Esménio (PS)
Area
 • Total243.93 km2 (94.18 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total22,159
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayAscension Day (date varies)
Websitehttp://www.cm-salvaterrademagos.pt

Salvaterra de Magos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌsalvɐˈtɛʁɐ ðɨ ˈmaɣuʃ] ) is a municipality in the district of Santarém in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 22,159,[1] in an area of 243.93 km².[2]

The present Mayor is Hélder Manuel Ramalho de Sousa Esménio of the PS. The previous mayor Ana Cristina Pardal Ribeiro, had been the only mayor elected by the Left Bloc. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.

It was once home to the Royal Palace of Salvaterra de Magos, a favored royal residence and hunting lodge of the Portuguese royal family. It was destroyed by fire in the early 19th century. Today, only the chapel and the falconry remain.

Notable people

Climate

Climate data for Barragem de Magos, 1991-2020, altitude: 43 m (141 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
10.5
(50.9)
12.9
(55.2)
14.9
(58.8)
17.6
(63.7)
20.6
(69.1)
22.2
(72.0)
22.3
(72.1)
20.3
(68.5)
17.2
(63.0)
12.7
(54.9)
10.2
(50.4)
15.9
(60.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 68.1
(2.68)
51.7
(2.04)
51.9
(2.04)
58.0
(2.28)
46.2
(1.82)
17.4
(0.69)
2.5
(0.10)
5.5
(0.22)
26.6
(1.05)
85.2
(3.35)
95.0
(3.74)
82.8
(3.26)
590.9
(23.27)
Source: Portuguese Environment Agency[3]

Parishes

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

References

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ "Monthly Precipitation Barragem de Magos". APA. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 106" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 July 2014.