SETUBAL BAY

38° N, 8° E - North Atlantic


The bay of Setubal, located at the immediate south of Lisbon, corresponds to the estuary of Rio Sado. This cut out estuary is leaned with the buttresses of Serra da Arrábida and separate Atlantic Ocean by the peninsula of Troia; 23000 ha are classified in natural reserve.

Setubal, 3è city of Portugal, falls under the great maritime history of the country of which it is currently is one of the principal ports. It is an industrialized city whose history goes back to at least 2000 years with in particular a roman (Cetobriga), moslem and medieval (walls) period , then XVI and XVII centuries (castle of S. Filipe).


Natural environment
Human environment
Coastline:
Rock and cut out coast and sandy peninsula ¶

Language:
Portuguais

Climate:
Mediterranean

Local economy :
Fishing, maritime industries, tourism

Temperatures:
Annual average : 15 °C
Thermal amplitude : from 9°C to 21°C


Amplitude annuelle:
Demography:
Population (inhab.) : 120 000
Density (inhab/km2):
Precipitations:
Annual : 658 mm
Distribution : All seasons maximum of winter ¶

Human Development Index:
0,896

Biogeographic classification:
Forêts et maquis méditerranéens (Palaeartic west)

Ecological Footprint:
4,47


Natural heritage:
Reserva Natural do Estuário do Sado :salted meadows;¶dolphins, hérons, white storks, Flemish pink, ducks, birds raptors and the European otter, the deer…

Cultural heritage:
Fortress of Sao Filipe (16th century), gastronomical richness (fish, wines, cheeses,..), fishing with sardine

Coastal management:
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Criteria retained by the club:
BN 2 : Ecological and biological process (Sado, Arrabida coast ) ; BC 2 : Testimony of exchanges



 

http://www.mun-setubal.pt



 
 
 

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