Peniche (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɨˈniʃ(ɨ)] (listen)) is a seaside municipality and a city located in the Leiria District of Central Portugal. It has 26,431 inhabitants, in an area of 77.55 km2. The city itself has a population of about 15,600 inhabitants. The present mayor is Henrique Bertino, elected by the independent coalition GCEPP (Grupo de Cidadãos Eleitores por Peniche; Electors for Peniche Group of Citizens).
The city was built on a rocky peninsula which is considered by geologists a unique example of the Toarcian turnover during the worldwide Early Jurassic extinction.
July is the hottest month ☀️, with average temperature of 64° degrees. January is the coldest month ❄️, with average temperature of 52° degrees. November is the wettest month 💧, with 4.33 In. of rain and/or snow.
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