ALMODOVAR isn’t the best-known part of Portugal. But it’s beautiful, it’s friendly, and it has some terrific attractions.
The town is in the Southern Alentejo, southern Portugal, north of the main local airport at Faro, south of Lisbon, and almost due west of Seville in neighbouring Spain. It’s roughly midway between Beja (64km), the regional capital, and Faro.
Almadova Camara covers an area of about 775 km² (Kirklees is about 622 km² ) and has a population of approximately 7,450 (Kirklees has about 120,000).
There are no gold, diamond or oil deposits (particularly on our land, I’ve checked!) but they do have lots of cork, Medronho’s brandy, goat cheese and honey, and there is a very important copper mine.
Mentioned on old maps drawn by Arabs back when God was a lad and reconstructed in the 8th century, Almodovar was first recognised with a Carta de Foral in 1285 by King Dinis.
Presedente da Camara Municipal Almodovar is Antonio Sabastiao (pictured) He has just started his third and final term in office, each term being four years. He is a Social Democrat (that is to the right here!)
This being his final term he is determined to spread the word as far as possible about the beauty of the natural ecological area in which Almodovar sits and the opportunities for development of the area and the natural resources, which includes the skills of the populace!
Almodovar needs to attract tourism and visitors and investment which would bring much needed jobs and cash into the area.
For my bit I am teaming up with the lovely Patricia Romba (also pictured) who is the press, publicity and public relations officer and we’re going to do what we can to make this glorious bit of the Iberian Peninsula better known – so watch this space.
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