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Amora
—  Parish  —

Coat of arms
Country Portugal
Municipality Seixal
Area
 - Total 27.31 km2 (10.5 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 - Total 50,991
 Density 1,867.1/km2 (4,835.8/sq mi)
Postal code P-2845 Amora
Coordinates 38°37′00″N 9°07′00″W / 38.61667°N 9.11667°W / 38.61667; -9.11667Coordinates: 38°37′00″N 9°07′00″W / 38.61667°N 9.11667°W / 38.61667; -9.11667
Website jf-amora.pt

Amora is a Portuguese city and freguesia, located in the municipality of Seixal, Setúbal District. It had a 2001 population of 50,991 inhabitants and a total area of 27.31 km²; its density was 1,867.1/km².

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Information and History

Amora is situated in the banks of Rio Judeu, a tributary of the Tejo. The locality is noted for its sea-based industry notably navy repairs and construction, fishing and other industries.

The parish was first mentioned in 1384 in the Chronicles of John I, a work of Fernão Lopes. From this period apparently dates the first population settlement in the area, wich was located in Cheira Ventos, in the present day area of Talaminhos. The parish bacame a town on 30 June 1989 and a city on 20 May 1993.

Localities

Coreto da Amora, inaugurated on June 19, 1907

Localities include:

Sites of interest

  • Moinho da Passagem (watermill)
  • Moinho da Torre (watermill)
  • Moinho do Capitão (watermilll)
  • Moinho do Galvão (watermill)
  • Coreto of Amora (Gazebo) in Amora
  • Casa da família Carvalho (Family Carvalho'sHouse)
  • Quinta da Princesa e Infanta (a farm)
  • Antigas fábricas de vidro e garrafões (old glass factories)

Schools

Amora has several primary schools, middle schools (3) and secondary schools (2):

Middle schools:

  • Escola Básica 2º e 3º Paulo da Gama (EBPG)
  • Escola Básica 2º e 3º ciclos da Cruz de Pau (C+S)
  • Escola Básica, 2º e 3º ciclos Pedro Eanes Lobato (PEL)

Secondary schools:

  • Escolas Secundária Manuel Cargaleiro (ESMC)
  • Escola Secundária da Amora (ESA)

Both of these schools also include the last three middle school levels.

Sporting club

Amora hosts several sporting events per year, namely most of the events of Seixalíada (multi-sports event involving thousands of participants), International Cross country of Amora, 24 hours non-stop swimming (in the city's municipal swimming arena) and the athletics' nationals (in the municipal track and field's stadium Carla Sacramento).

  • Amora Futebol Clube - football (stadium located in Medideira)
  • Associação Naval Amorense (ANA) - kayak and canoeing (practices held in Rio Judeu, on the bay of Amora)

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