Concept

Sousel

Summary
Sousel (soˈzɛl) is a municipality in the District of Portalegre in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 5,074, in an area of 279.32 km2. The municipality is famous for its olive trees and as a great hunting region. The Calça e Pina family was the main developer of Sousel in the 18th century. The economy is mainly based on agriculture, but tourism plays a major role in the region's economy as well. The present Mayor is Manuel Valério, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday. Parishes Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):
  • Cano
  • Casa Branca
  • Santo Amaro
  • Sousel
Notable people
  • Bruno Bolas (born 1996) a Portuguese professional footballer
Gallery Image:Igreja_matriz_de_Cano.jpg|Local church. Image:Miradouro.jpg|Distinctive Alentejano chimney.
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