Arruda dos Vinhos () is a municipality in the
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in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 13,391,Instituto Nacional de Estatística
in an area of 77.96 km². The present Mayor is André Filipe dos Santos Rijo, elected from the
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Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (''
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''): * Arranhó * Arruda dos Vinhos * Cardosas *
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Places of interest

In 1809-10 several forts were constructed in the municipality as part of the
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Lines of Torres Vedras
, which were defensive lines to protect the Portuguese capital
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from invasion by the French during the
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Peninsular War
(1807–14) or, in the event of defeat, to safely embark the British Army led by
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the Duke of Wellington
. Two of the hilltop forts, the
Fort of Carvalha The Fort of Carvalha is located in the parish of São Tiago dos Velhos, at the highest point of the municipality of Arruda dos Vinhos, in the Lisbon District of Portugal. It was built in 1809-10 as part of the first of the three Lines of Torres Ve ...
and the
Fort of Cego The Fort of Cego is located in the municipality of Arruda dos Vinhos, in the Lisbon District of Portugal. It is also known as the Fort of Saint Sebastian ( pt, Forte de S. Sebastião). The fort was built in 1809-10 as part of the first of the thre ...
, were recently restored and can be visited.

See also

*Arruda DOC, a wine designation.


External links

Town Hall official website

Arruda dos Vinhos' wine cellar

Partido Socialista - Arruda dos Vinhos

Schools:Externato João Alberto Faria Students

History of Arruda dos Vinhos, people, links

History of Arruda dos Vinhos, people, links

Arrudense: Outdoor Activities, trekking

Andre Rijo: Candidato do Partido Socialista à Câmara Municipal de Arruda dos Vinhos
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