Setubal Bay
Portugal
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General information about Setubal Bay

The city of Setúbal is located 40 km south of the Portuguese capital and has an almost unique feature in Europe: a colony of bottlenose dolphins.

It is a bay comprising calm waters, framed by the River Sado estuary, the Sierra da Arrabida and the Peninsula of Tróia. It is characterised by its scenic beauty, its great tourism potential and the natural importance of its surroundings (the Nature Reserve of the Sado Estuary and the ArrábidaNature Park), which makes it a unique place with an internationally exceptional natural heritage.

the Bay of Setúbal, where the River Sado and the sea meet, is a place that invites you to enjoy all kinds of water sports, recreation and leisure activities and where the dolphin community can make you a surprise and welcome you.

La ville de Setúbal est située à 40 km au sud de la capitale portugaise et a une caractéristique presque unique en Europe : une colonie de grands dauphins.

C’est une baie d’eau calme, encadrée par l’estuaire du fleuve Sado, la montagne Arrábida et la péninsule de Tróia. Elle se caractérise par sa beauté, son grand potentiel touristique et l’importance naturelle de ses environs (la réserve naturelle de l’estuaire du Sado et le parc naturel d’Arrábida), un lieu unique avec un patrimoine naturel exceptionnel au niveau international.

La baie de Setúbal, où le fleuve Sado rencontre la mer, est un lieu qui invite à toutes sortes de sports nautiques, de divertissements et de loisirs et où la communauté des dauphins peut vous surprendre et vous accueillir.

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Natural Environment
Coastline
Rock and cut out coast and sandy peninsula
Climate
Mediterranean
Temperatures
Annual average : 15 °C
Thermal amplitude : from 9°C to 21°C
Amplitude annuelle:
Precipitations
Annual : 658 mm
Distribution : All seasons maximum of winter
Biogeographic Classification
Mediterranean forests and maquis (west Palaearctic)
Human Environment
Language
Portuguese
Local Economy
Fishing, maritime industries, tourism
Demography
Population (inhab.) : 120 000
Density (inhab/km2):
Human Development Index
0,896
Ecological Footprint
4,47
Heritage and Credentials
Natural Heritage
Natural Reserve of Sado Estuary: 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
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