Vendas Novas

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Vendas Novas
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Vendas Novas coat of arms
Vendas Novas (Portugal)
Vendas Novas
Basic data
Region : Alentejo
Sub-region : Alentejo Central
District : Évora
Concelho : Vendas Novas
Coordinates : 38 ° 41 ′  N , 8 ° 27 ′  W Coordinates: 38 ° 41 ′  N , 8 ° 27 ′  W
Residents: 11,123 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 157.72 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 71 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 7080
Address of the municipal administration: Junta de Freguesia de Vendas Novas
Avenida da República
7080-099 Vendas Novas
Vendas Novas district
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Flag of Vendas Novas Location of the Vendas Novas district
Residents: 11,846 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 222.39 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 53 inhabitants per km²
Number of municipalities : 2
Administration address: Câmara Municipal de Vendas Novas
Avenida da República
7080-099 Vendas Novas
President of the Câmara Municipal: José Maria Rodrigues Figueira ( CDU )

Vendas Novas is a district ( concelho ) and a city ( cidade ) in the Évora district in Portugal with 11,123 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2011).


The place arose after Theodosius I, Count of Braganza , had a hostel set up here around 1530. It was about halfway on the road from Évora to Lisbon . The name arose from the Portuguese terms Vendas (ancient for sales stand) and Novo (for new). The settlement that emerged here grew over the years.

Vendas Novas received a significant development boost when the railroad reached the place in 1857. Some industry developed locally, which laid the foundation for the permanent settlement of larger companies, such as the automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer VN Automóveis .

The place was raised to a small town ( Vila ) in 1911 . It remained a parish of the Montemor-o-Novo district until it was detached in 1962 and became an independent district. The much older municipality of Landeira was incorporated into the new district . In 1993 Vendas Novas was elevated to a city ( Cidade ).

Culture and sights

It is mainly former public buildings that are listed here as monuments , such as the post office, hospital and fire station. The baroque palace Palácio Real de Vendas Novas (dt .: Royal Palace of Vendas Novas) bears or had other names, according to its contemporary functions, such as Palácio Real de D. João V (dt .: royal palace of King D. João V. ) or Escola Prática de Artilharia (German: practical artillery school). It emerged from the original inn in the 16th century.

The historic town center is also a listed building as a whole.




Vendas Novas has been the administrative seat of a district of the same name since 1962. The neighboring areas are (starting clockwise in the north): Montemor-o-Novo , Alcácer do Sal , Palmela and Montijo .

The district of Vendas Novas consists of two parishes ( Freguesias ):

Vendas Novas district
local community Population
Density of
population / km²
Landeira 723 64.67 11 071202
Vendas Novas 11,123 157.72 71 071201
Vendas Novas district 11,846 222.39 53 0712

Population development

Population in Vendas Novas County (1970–2011)
1970 1981 1991 2001 2011
8 587 10 933 10 476 11 619 11 846

Municipal holiday

  • 7th of September


An important branch of the economy in the district is industry, in particular suppliers to the automotive industry and cork processing companies. Grain mills and bakeries should also be mentioned.

It is worth mentioning from the primary sector , the forestry , the cork production and cattle breeding. About 67% of the green areas in the district are grazed oak groves, the Montados . Animal husbandry and the cultivation of grain and vegetables, especially tomatoes, also play a role.

Between 1963 and 1995, Vendas Novas was the location of Francisco Batista Russo & Irmão's assembly plant , which assembled commercial vehicles and passenger cars. Isuzu vehicles were later assembled by the successor company VN Automóveis until 2013 .


Vendas Novas is connected to the national railway network via the Linha do Alentejo railway line , and is part of the national bus network of Rede Expressos .

The village is on the N4 national road, which connects to the A6 motorway 6 km away and the A13 motorway 16 km away .

Web links

Commons : Vendas Novas  - 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. - indicator resident population by place of residence and sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. ^ João Fonseca: Dicionário do Nome das Terras . 2nd edition, Casa das Letras, Cruz Quebrada 2007, p. 269 ( ISBN 978-9724617305 )
  5. , accessed on July 13, 2013
  6. , accessed on July 13, 2013
  7. ditto
  8. Business profile on the district's website ( memento of the original from November 11, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed July 13, 2013 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /