1. General Information :

Setúbal is a Portuguese city located in the District of Setúbal. The municipality currently occupies an area of 172 km² and has a total population of 121 185 inhabitants (2010), split up into 5 “freguesias”.
It borders the municipalities of Palmela on the north and on the east, of Sesimbra on the west and the Sado river estuary on the south, which connects it to Alcacer do Sal and Grândola.

Population: 121 185 inhabitants

Location: Portugal

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Prevention & Safety

The municipal Safety Council is an entity  with consultative functions. Its general objectives are:

• To contribute to a deep knowledge of the security situation in the city of Setubal, through consultation between all relevant entities
• Formulate proposals for solving the problems of crime and security of citizens in the city and participate in prevention actions
• Promote discussion on fight against crime  and social exclusion
• Approve resolutions and requests to be sent to all relevant entities and directly related to security issues and social inclusion

Twinned with:

  • Tarrafal (Cape verde),
  • Magdburg (Germany)
  • Pau (France),
  • Beauvais (France),
  • Bobigny (France),
  • Leiria (Portugal),
  • Safi (Morocco),
  • Galati (Romania),
  • Debrecen (Hungary),
  • Maxixe, Nacala Porto,
  • Quelimane (Mozambique),
  • Porto Seguro (Brasil)
  • Tordesillas (Spain)

2. The City in our Network :

The City and Efus:

Member since : 2005

Member of the Executive Committee since : 2011


The city and the FOPPSU:
Founding member, since 2005.


  • General Assembly, Lisbon, January 2013
  • General Assembly, S. João da Madeira, June 2010
  • General Assembly, Loures, Portugal, 1st September 2005.

3. Best practice forms :

4. Further Information :

Interview of the Mayor of the city of Setúbal  about the actions undertaken by her municipality to foster integration of migrant communities