Val di Santiago ( port. Vale de Santiago ) - Fregezia (district) in the municipality of Odemira of the Beja district in Portugal . Territory - 59.24 km². The population is 695 inhabitants. The population density is 11.7 people / km².
|Val di Santiago|
|port. Vale de santiago|
|Freesia||Val di Santiago|
|History and Geography|
|Population||695 people ( 2001 )|
|Density||11.7 people / km²|
The name Vali di Santiago comes from the Order of Santiago , which previously owned these places. They include terrain, mainly of a flat type, in the interior of the region, bounded by the Sadu and Campillas rivers .
Saint Catherine is considered the patron saint of Vali di Santiago, whose memorial day is celebrated on November 25 . On the last Sunday of September, the annual fair takes place in Vali di Santiago. There are also places for outdoor recreation and a cultural and sports center.
According to the stored archival data, Vali di Santiago claims that Christopher Columbus was born here.
Many local communists (of whom almost no one has remained by now) were anarchist groups led by Antonio Gonzalez Korea and proclaimed the so-called coming of the end of the world, which led to the revolt of the peasants of Vali di Santiago during the crisis of 1918 . Members of these groups are also responsible for the assassination of Sidoniu : activist Jose Julio da Costa, a farmer from Garvana who served as a mediator between the authorities and rebels from Vali di Santiago, became his killer.
Notable places of Val di Santiago are Fornalhas Velhas, Parreiras and Água Branca.