Alentejo

Alentejo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐlẽˈtɛʒu]) is a sooth-central region o Portugal. The oreegin o its name, "Além-Tejo", leeterally translates tae "Ayont the Tagus" or "Athort the Tagus". The region is separatit frae the rest o Portugal bi the Tagus river, an extends tae the sooth whare it borders the Algarve. Alentejo is a region kent for its polyphonic singin groups, comparable tae those foond on Sardinie an Corsica.

Alentejo
Região do Alentejo
Region
Castro Verde Panorama from S. Pedro das Cabeças.JPG
The rural commonty o Castro Verde an the open spaces that characterise the interior Alentejo
Name oreegin: além-Tejo Portuguese for ayont the Tagus or athort the Tagus
Kintra  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Area 31,551.2 km2 (12,182 sq mi)
Population 758,739 (2011[1])
Density 24.05/km2 (62/sq mi)
Timezone WET (UTC+0)
 - summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
ISO PT
NUTS PT15
LocalRegiaoAlentejo.svg
Location o the Alentejo Region in context o the naitional borders
Wikimedia Commons: Alentejo
Website: http://www.allentejo.com/
Statistics frae INE (2005); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

Its main ceeties are Évora, Elvas, Portalegre, Beja, Serpa an Sines.

Being a traditional region, it is ane o the mair recent seiven Regions o Portugal (NUTS II subdiveesions). The day Lezíria do Tejo subregion, umwhile belangin tae Lisboa e Vale do Tejo region, is pairt o Alentejo NUTS II region.

HistoryEedit

The comarca o the Alentejo became the Alentejo Province, dividit intae upper (Alto Alentejo Province) an lawer (Baixo Alentejo Province) designations. The modren region o the Alentejo wis expropriatit frae the medieval provinces an historical territories o Estremadura Province (specifically the 1936 portions o the Ribatejo).

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ReferencesEedit

  1. "Censos 2011 Resultados Preliminares 2011". INE.

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