B12. Município de Monchique
The municipality of Monchique belongs to the district of Faro, in the Algarve region, with an area of 396,15 km2 and 6.045 inhabitants (in 2011). It’s divided into 3 freguesias (parishes). The municipality has responsibilities on civil protection and the defense of the forest against fires. From the beginning of the 1990s, there is a small heliport in the municipality to host fighting and forest fire first responder’s air assets.