Pedrógão Grande

Introduction

Towards the River…


Facts about Pampilhosa da Serra

Demonym

Pedroguense

Area

128,59 km²

Population

4 398 inhab. ( 2001)

Population Density (inhab./km²)

32,1

Surface (km²)

129.0

Civil Parishes

3 [Graça, Pedrógão Grande and Vila Facaia]

Region

Centre

Sub-region

Pinhal Interior Norte

District

Leiria

Old Province

Beira Litoral

Geographic Situation

Northwest: Castanheira de Pera East: Góis and Pampilhosa da Serra Southeast: Sertã e Figueiró dos Vinhos

Main Water Resources

Rio Zêzere, Ribeiras de Pera, de Frades and Mega


Coat of Arms and Flag
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Map
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Famous Persons
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Miguel Leitão de Andrada (1553-1630) Famous writer and historian from the 17th century. Some people say that this chronicler was El-Rei Dom Sebastião’s partner at the Battle of Alcácer-Quibir.

Dr. José Jacinto Nunes (1839-1931) Born in Pedrógão Grande and died in Grândola. He was a lawyer in Grândola but he never charged anything to his customers. In 1866 he was assigned to be Administrator of Grândola. He was the City Council’s President of Torres Vedras and Abrantes. He cooperated at the newspaper O Século which he also helped founding, at A Luta, among other newspapers of that time. He published several written works, such as Reivindicações Democráticas, Descentralização de Lisboa and Projecto do Código Administrativo. He assumed himself as a supporter of democracy and regionalisation.

Roberto Barreto Pedroso das Neves, born in 1907 Very talented Journalist, founded and managed the Esperanto’s Brazilian Institute.