Located on the south bank of the Tagus River across from Lisbon, Almada is integrated administratively in the District of Setúbal.
The Council has an area of 72 km2 and 160 000 inhabitants (2001 Census). About 24 % of the total territory corresponds to forested area, including the Protected Area of the Fossil Cliff of Costa de Caparica and the Medos National Woodlands, which have a heritage of great natural richness.
The boundaries of the Council are in great part waterfront: the riverside, from Cacilhas to Trafaria (East and North), and the Atlantic Ocean, with a beachfront that extends for approximately 13 km between Trafaria and Fonte da Telha (West).
Following the decline of the shipbuilding industry since the 80’s, tourism has gained increasing strategic importance with regard to the level of development of the Council. Tourism is centered around two main areas of interest: the first consists of leisure and sport activities focused on the beaches, natural areas of fossil cliffs, dunes and woodlands; the second consists of the cultural offer centered on the religious heritage (the sanctuary of the “Christ King” (Cristo Rei) receives a high number of visitors per year) and historical and classified heritage of old town areas.
The two major energy consumption sectors are transports (45% of the total energy consumption in Almada) and buildings (domestic: 19% and services 11%). These sectors are also the major contributors for greenhouse gases emissions, with 45% and 33% of the total, respectively.
Number of buildings involved up to now:
Day nursery / Kindergarten
Social / Cultural building
M. João Cleto
Rua Bernardo Francisco da Costa,44 PT-2800-029 Almada