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November 2011 Múrcia, Spain.  Situation/regional background  Some pictures  Evolution of the population  Main activities  Our school  The Treaty.

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1 November 2011 Múrcia, Spain

2  Situation/regional background  Some pictures  Evolution of the population  Main activities  Our school  The Treaty of Alcáçovas  Local Associations

3 Location of Alcáçovas in Europe

4 The Alcáçovas parish is situated in the Alentejo region- Évora district, Viana do Alentejo municipality - The parish of Alcáçovas has an area of 268, 13 Km2. - Alcáçovas had na important role in the history of the world as it was here, on the 4th of September 1479, that the Treaty of Alcáçovas was signed putting an end to the Castillian Sucession War (1479-1480).

5 The Henriques Palace where the Treaty of Alcáçovas was signed

6 The Treaty of Alcáçovas – Toledo was one of the first peace treaties in the story of the world. It is one of the first international documents formally outlining the principle that European powers are empowered to divide the rest of the world into "spheres of influence" It was signed in Alcáçovas,1479, in Palácio dos Henriques by D. João II de Portugal and the Catholic kings of Spain- Queen Isabel e D. Fernando de Aragão. The treaty: - put an end to the War of the Castillian Sucession in favour of Isabella of Castille -confirmed Castilian control of the Canarian Islands and Portuguese control of the Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde islands all in the Atlantic Ocean

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8 Jardim das Conchas Shell’s Garden

9 Ceiling of Conchas Chapel

10 Main church of São Salvador Founded on 13th de December 1308

11 Hermitage of São Geraldo – 1599 Manor house of Fragosos de Barros – Barahonas 18th century

12  Until the 50s there was a positive evolution in the growth of the population.  Presently there has been a decrease of the population mainly in the 70s. 1940195019601970198019912001 4384454143142780248023292089 Evolution of the population

13 There has been a decrease in births and a progressive increase of the elder with more than 65 years old Population by age groups in 1991 Anos0 a 14%15 a 64%Mais de 65 % Número26712,8120057,562129,7

14  According to 2001 Census, 797 of the residents were employed, 63 were jobless  Unemployment rate - 7,3%.  People in this area works mainly in small manufacturing industries, agriculture, trade and services

15 Production of cereals

16 Harvesting of cork, wood and coal.

17 Cattle raising

18 Production of, wool, cheese and manufacturin g of different types of salamis

19 ITHE COWBELL INDUSTRY  The cowbells of Alcáçovas are of very ancient origin. They are handmade and demand a very accurate and complicated technique. in order to achieve a proper  Each cowbell has a symbol/draw that represents the brand of the manufacturer (kind of a coat of arms)  They are worn in the necks of some animals (sheep, goats…)They serve as guides for the other animals when they are grazing.

20 Museu do Chocalho

21 Other industries

22 Processing pepper (pimentão)

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24 . OPENING DATE-1988  Education levels:  Kindergarten (3-5 year old)  Primary school (4 years) (5/6- 9 year old)  Middle school (5 years)( 9/10 – 14/15 year old)  Number of children- 231  Number of classes- 11  Number of teachers- 29  School workers – 23

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27 JARDIM “WATER MY FLOWER”

28 OUR GARDEN – NOW!!

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