Reguengos de Monsaraz

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Reguengos de Monsaraz
coat of arms map
Coat of arms of Reguengos de Monsaraz
Reguengos de Monsaraz (Portugal)
Reguengos de Monsaraz
Basic data
Region : Alentejo
Sub-region : Alentejo Central
District : Évora
Concelho : Reguengos de Monsaraz
Coordinates : 38 ° 26 ′  N , 7 ° 32 ′  W Coordinates: 38 ° 26 ′  N , 7 ° 32 ′  W
Residents: 7261 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 101.72 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 71 inhabitants per km²
Mayor : António José Bico Medinas
Address of the municipal administration: Junta de Freguesia de Reguengos de Monsaraz
Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque, 50
7200-390 Reguengos de Monsaraz
Reguengos de Monsaraz district
flag map
Flag of Reguengos de Monsaraz Location of the Reguengos de Monsaraz district
Residents: 10,828 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 463.99 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 23 inhabitants per km²
Number of municipalities : 4th
Administration address: Câmara Municipal de Reguengos de Monsaraz
Pç da Liberdade Apartado 6
7201-970 Reguengos de Monsaraz
President of the Câmara Municipal: José Calixto ( PS )

Reguengos de Monsaraz is a Portuguese city ( Cidade ) in the Alentejo region . The district town is particularly known for its wines and the eponymous historical town of Monsaraz.


Megalithic systems and other finds prove a prehistoric settlement, such as the Menhir da Bulhoa or the Menhir do Outeiro . The Xerez Cromlech has not been preserved in its original state and was last relocated in connection with the construction work on the Alqueva reservoir . The Antas of Poço da Gateira, on the other hand, are of some importance.

Monsaraz, an Arab town since 711 , was conquered by Geraldo Sem Pavor during the Reconquista . In 1276 Monsaraz received its first town charter. The district of Reguengos de Monsaraz was only created in 1838, when the previous district seat changed from Monsaraz here. Reguengo was an earlier name for an administrative district that was directly taxable to the king. Reguengos de Monsaraz was elevated to Vila (small town with administrative rights) in 1840 .

Since 2004 Reguengos de Monsaraz is a city ( Cidade ).


The football club Atlético SC Reguengos , founded in 1929, plays its home games in Campo Virgilio Durão, which has 1,000 seats . The club rose after the 2008/2009 season in the II. Divisão , today's Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (Third League). After relegation and the reorganization of the third and fourth national divisions in the newly created third division, Atlético SC is now playing in the top division of the district association for promotion. (Status: 2013/14 season)

The club's basketball department is also of regional importance.



Reguengos de Monsaraz is the seat of a district of the same name ( concelho ) in the Évora district . On June 30, 2011 the district had 10,828 inhabitants on an area of ​​464 km².

The neighboring districts are (starting clockwise in the north): Alandroal , Mourão , Moura , Portel , Évora and Redondo .

With the territorial reform in September 2013 , the municipalities ( Freguesias ) Campo and Campinho were merged to form the new municipality União das Freguesias de Campo e Campinho . Since then, the district has consisted of the following four municipalities:

Reguengos de Monsaraz district
local community Population
Density of
population / km²
Campo e Campinho 1,396 177.57 8th 071106
Corval 1,389 96.41 14th 071102
Monsaraz 782 88.29 9 071103
Reguengos de Monsaraz 7,261 101.72 71 071104
Reguengos de Monsaraz district 10,828 463.99 23 0711

Population development

Population in Reguengos de Monsaraz County (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
5,199 6,508 10,240 13,330 15,090 11,642 11,401 11,382 10,828

Municipal holiday

  • June 13th


Reguengos de Monsaraz was the end point of the Ramal de Reguengos .

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Reguengos de Monsaraz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. - indicator resident population by place of residence and sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. a b Overview of code assignments from Freguesias on
  3. a b - indicator resident population by place of residence and sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. , accessed October 5, 2013
  5. ^ Publication of the administrative reorganization in the Diário da República gazette of January 28, 2013, accessed on March 16, 2014