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Seixal
Coat of arms of Seixal
Municipal coat of arms
Location of Seixal
Location  
 - Country Portugal  
 - Region Lisboa
 - Subregion Península de Setúbal
 - District or A.R. Setúbal
Mayor Alfredo Costa
 - Party CDU
Area 95.5 km²
Population
 - Total 164,715
 - Density 1725/km²
No. of parishes 6
Coordinates 38º39'N 9º06'W
Municipal holiday Saint Peter
June 29
Website: http://www.cm-seixal.pt

Seixal (pron. IPA: [sɐi'ʃaɫ]) is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 96.0 km² and a total population of 161,327 inhabitants. Image File history File links Crest of Seixal (Portugal) Origin: www. ... Image File history File links LocalSeixal. ... Lisboa is one of the 7 NUTS II regions of Portugal. ... Map of the Península de Setúbal subregion The Península de Setúbal is a NUTS III subdivision of Lisbon Region (NUTS II), in Portugal. ... The District of Setúbal (pron. ... Political parties in Portugal lists political parties in Portugal. ... CDU logo The Unitarian Democratic Coalition (Portuguese: Coligação Democrática Unitária or CDU) is an electoral and political coalition between the Portuguese Communist Party (Portuguese: Partido Comunista Português or PCP) and the Ecologist Party The Greens (Portuguese: Partido Ecologista Os Verdes or PEV). ... A freguesia (pron. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Península de Setúbal  - District or A.R. Setúbal Mayor Alfredo Costa  - Party CDU Area 95. ... Saint Peter, also known as Simon ben Jonah/BarJonah, Simon Peter, Cephas and Kepha — original name Simon or Simeon (Acts 15:14) — was one of the Twelve Apostles whom Jesus chose from among his original disciples. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


The municipality is composed of 6 parishes, and is located in the district of Setúbal. The District of Setúbal (pron. ...


The present Mayor is Alfredo José Monteiro da Costa, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition and the President of the Municipal Assembly is Eufrázio Filipe Garcez José, also elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition. CDU logo The Unitarian Democratic Coalition (Portuguese: Coligação Democrática Unitária or CDU) is an electoral and political coalition between the Portuguese Communist Party (Portuguese: Partido Comunista Português or PCP) and the Ecologist Party The Greens (Portuguese: Partido Ecologista Os Verdes or PEV). ...

Contents

Parishes

  • Aldeia de Paio Pires
  • Amora (city)
  • Arrentela (Seixal city)
  • Corroios (village)
  • Fernão Ferro
  • Seixal

General info

The seat of the municipality is the city of Seixal which is crossed by the river from Lisbon. It is located in the district of Setúbal and next to the Rio Judeu ("Jew River"), the name given to a lagoon formed by the Tagus river. Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisbon  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... Coat of Arms Setúbal is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 172. ... View over Tejo River from Almourol Castle in Portugal (May 2005). ...


The name "Seixal" comes from a type of smooth stone (seixo) that is found in rivers, and the city is named after these stones. The city was an important vacation resort for aristocracy from nearby Lisbon during the 1700s. Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisbon  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ...


Seixal is also a parish located in the municipality of Porto Moniz in the Madeira Islands, see Seixal (Porto Moniz) Porto Moniz (pron. ... Location Motto of the autonomous region: Das ilhas, as mais belas e livres (Portuguese: Of the islands, the most beautiful and free) Official language Portuguese Capital Funchal Other towns Porto Santo, Machico, Santa Cruz, Câmara de Lobos, Santana, Ribeira Brava, Caniço Area 797 km² Population  - Total (1991)  - Density... Seixal is a parish in the district of Porto Moniz in the Madeira Islands. ...


Avante! Festival

The main stage of the Avante! Festival, in Amora
The main stage of the Avante! Festival, in Amora

The parish of Amora holds the yearly festival of the Portuguese Communist Party, that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. The events themselves consist of a three-day festival of music, with hundreds of Portuguese and international bands and artists across five different stages, ethnography, gastronomy, debates, a books and music fair, theatre (Avanteatro) and sporting events. Several foreign communist parties also participate. Panoramic view of the main stage of Avante Festival. ... Panoramic view of the main stage of Avante Festival. ... PCPs official symbol, featuring the hammer and sickle and the Portuguese national colors, red and green. ...



Famous artists, Portuguese and non-Portuguese, have performed at the Festival, including Chico Buarque, Baden Powell, Ivan Lins, Zeca Afonso, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Holly Near, Johnny Clegg, Charlie Haden, Judy Collins, Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, The Soviet Circus Company, the Kuban Cossacks Choir, Dexys Midnight Runners, The Band, Hevia, Brigada Victor Jara, Adriano Correia de Oliveira, Carlos Paredes, Jorge Palma, Manoel de Oliveira and many others. Chico Buarque (full name: Francisco Buarque de Hollanda; born June 19, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian singer, composer, dramatist and writer. ... For the founder of the world scouting movement, see Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell Baden Powell de Aquino (August 6, 1937 - September 26, 2000) widely known simply as Baden Powell, was a Brazilian bossa nova guitarist. ... Ivan Guimarães Lins (b. ... José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos, known as Zeca Afonso José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos, better-known as Zeca Afonso or only Zeca (August 2, 1929 - February 23, 1987) was born in Aveiro, Portugal, son of José Nepomuceno Afonso, a judge, and Maria das Dores. ... 7 Buffy Sainte-Marie Buffy Sainte-Marie (born February 20, 1941) is a Canadian First Nations musician, composer, visual artist, educator and social activist. ... Holly Near (born June 6th, 1949 in Ukiah, CA) is an American singer/songwriter, teacher and activist. ... Johnny Clegg on the Rain Man soundtrack Jonathan (Johnny) Clegg, born June 7, 1953 in Rochdale near Manchester, (UK), is a popular musician from South Africa, who has recorded and performed with his bands Juluka and Savuka. ... Charlie Haden, Pescara Italy 1990 Charles Edward Haden (born August 6, 1937) is a jazz double bassist, probably best known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman. ... Judy Collins Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards singer. ... At 1969 Woodstock Festival Richie Havens (born January 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American folk singer and guitarist. ... Thomas R. Paxton was born October 31, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest child of Burton and Esther Paxton. ... Russian Kuban Cossacks (Кубанские козаки, Kubanskie Kozaki) were cossacks that settled in the region around the Kuban River protected the southern borders of the Russian Empire. ... Too-Rye-Ay (1982) Dexys Midnight Runners – the name consistently spelled without an apostrophe [1] – were a British New Wave and Northern Soul band, who achieved their major success in the early to mid 1980s. ... The Band was an influential Canadian-American rock group of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Hevia, or José Ángel Hevia Velasco, is a Spanish bagpiper – specifically, a Asturian gaita piper, from Villaviciosa, Asturias. ... The Brigada Victor Jara (Portuguese for Victor Jara Brigade) is a Portuguese band that usually plays Portuguese folk music and is one of the most influent folk bands of the Portuguese musical panorama. ... Adriano Correia de Oliveira, or only Adriano (April 9, 1942 - May 16, 1982) was born in Avintes (near Oporto), Portugal. ... Cover from Guitarra Portuguesa. ... Jorge Palma in 1982 Jorge Manuel d’Abreu Palma, known as Jorge Palma (born on June 4, 1950 in Lisbon, Portugal), is a Portuguese rocknroll singer and songwriter. ... Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira is a Portuguese film director born in Oporto on December 12, 1908. ...


The preparation of the party begins right after the end of the previous festival. Hundreds of the Party's members and friends, mostly young people, volunteer for the hard work of building a small town in a few months.


External links

  • Town Hall official website
  • Guia do Seixal



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Seixal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (300 words)
The seat of the municipality is the city of Seixal which is crossed by the river from Lisbon.
It is located in the district of Setúbal and next to the Rio Judeu ("Jew River"), the name given to a lagoon formed by the Tagus river.
The name "Seixal" comes from a type of smooth stone (seixo) that is found in rivers, and the city is named after these stones.
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