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NUTS II Alentejo region.
NUTS II Alentejo region.
Map showing Alentejo region, before the inclusion of the Lezíria do Tejo subregion.
Map showing Alentejo region, before the inclusion of the Lezíria do Tejo subregion.

Alentejo (pron. IPA /ɐ.lẽ.'tɛ.ʒu/) is a south-central region of Portugal. Its name's origin, "além do Tejo", literally translates to "beyond the Tagus". The region is separated from the rest of Portugal by the Tagus river, and extends to the south where it borders the Algarve. There are four sub-regions; the Alto (High) Alentejo, the Baixo (Lower) Alentejo, the Alentejo Central, and the Alentejo Litoral. Its main cities are Évora (region's capital), Portalegre, Beja, and Sines. Image File history File links LocalRegiaoAlentejo. ... Image File history File links LocalRegiaoAlentejo. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... Image File history File links Alentejo_NUTS_2. ... Image File history File links Alentejo_NUTS_2. ... Map showing Lezíria do Tejo subregion. ... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation devised by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) used in spoken human language. ... View over Tejo River from Almourol Castle in Portugal (May 2005). ... Algarve NUTS II region, and the district of Faro in Portugal Vilamouras marina Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Algarve The Algarve (pron. ... District or region Évora Mayor   - Party Ernesto Oliveira PS Area 1,307. ... Portalegre is a city in Portugal. ... Coat of Arms Beja is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 1139. ... Coat of Arms Sines is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 203. ...


It has 776,585 inhabitants (2001), and an area of about 26,000 km².


It is one of five Regions of Portugal (NUTS II subdivisions). Today Lezíria do Tejo subregion, formerly belonging to Lisboa e Vale do Tejo region, is part of Alentejo NUTS II region. // Districts There are 18 Districts (distritos, singular - distrito) in mainland Portugal: note: Territorial division in Portugal is currently in flux, because of planned centralization. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... Map showing Lezíria do Tejo subregion. ... Location of Lisboa e Vale do Tejo region Lisboa e Vale do Tejo (pron. ...


The area is commonly known as the "bread basket" of Portugal, a region of vast open countryside with undulating plains and rich fertile soil. With very few exceptions all the major towns are mainly reliant on agriculture, livestock and wood.


Topographically the countryside varies considerably, from the open rolling plains of the south of the Alentejo to the granite hills that border Spain in the north-east. To feed the water needs of this considerable area a number of public dams have been constructed.


To the east of Portalegre is the Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede, a fascinating Nature Park Area that includes charming medieval villages that have changed very little from those days. In the south near Mértola is another Nature Park Area named Parque Natural do Vale Guadiana. This is mainly uninhabited and a contrast to the other above. To the west, the coastal strip that runs from the port of Sines down to Cape de São Vicente is also a reserved area. Portalegre is a city in Portugal. ... Location  - Region  - Subregion  - District or A.R.   {{{Region}}} {{{Subregion}}} Beja Mayor  - Party Jorge Valente PS Area 1,292. ...


The Alqueva dam is today a landmark of this region. The Alqueva is a site in the Alentejo region, in Portugal, where a huge project in the Guadiana river intended to create a complex infrastructure, which includes a dam, hydroelectric power production, irrigation systems to a large arable land area, and formation of an extensive reservoir, forming a lake where...


Alentejo is a region known for its polyphonic singing groups, comparable to those found on Sardinia and Corsica. Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian, Sardigna or Sardinna in the Sardinian language, is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (Sicily is the largest), between Italy, Spain and Tunisia, south of Corsica. ... Capital Ajaccio Land area¹ 8,680 km² President of the Executive Council Ange Santini (UMP) (since 2004) Population   - Jan. ...


Alentejo provides the setting of Monica Ali's second novel, namely Alentejo Blue. Monica Ali (born October 20, 1967) is the author of Brick Lane, her debut novel, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2003. ...


Subregions

  • Alto Alentejo
  • Alentejo Central
  • Baixo Alentejo
  • Alentejo Litoral

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Alentejo - Encyclopedia.com (1139 words)
The capital of Altro Alentejo is Évora, and the capital of Baixo Alentejo is Beja.
Alentejo, "the granary of Portugal," is drained by the Guadiana River and tributaries of the Sado River.
Portugal's past is present: the Alentejo region's towns exemplify the area's proud traditions.
Portugal's Alentejo wine region: introduction (521 words)
Alentejo in the south, with a whole spectrum of flavours in between.
Both Alentejo styles are interesting and worthwhile, but it is the latter, more modern group of wines that has been largely responsible for putting the Alentejo on the map as one of Portugal’s most important red wine regions.
Demand for Alentejo wines, with their ripe fruit and full-bodied character, has been such that vineyard land here is among the most expensive in the whole country.
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