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Flag of Alcoutim
Coat of arms of Alcoutim
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 37°28′N 7°28′W / 37.467°N 7.467°W / 37.467; -7.467Coordinates: 37°28′N 7°28′W / 37.467°N 7.467°W / 37.467; -7.467
Country  Portugal
Region Algarve
Subregion Algarve
District/A.R. Faro
 • Mayor Francisco Amaral (PSD)
 • Total 575.32 km2 (222.13 sq mi)
 • Total 2,917
 • Density 5.07/km2 (13.1/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 4
Municipal holiday Second Friday
of September

Alcoutim (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫkowˈtĩ]) is a town and a municipality in southeastern Portugal near the border with Spain.[1] The municipality has a total area of 575.32 km² and a population of 2,917 inhabitants (2011). At the Portuguese census of 2001 it had a population of 3,770 inhabitants and was the least densely populated municipality in Portugal. The municipality is limited on the north by Mértola Municipality, on the east by Huelva Province in Spain, on the southeast by Castro Marim Municipality, on the southwest by Tavira Municipality and on the west by Loulé Municipality and Almodôvar Municipality. The administrative center is the town of Alcoutim, located at the extreme eastern part of the municipality on the Spanish frontier, just across the Guadiana River from the Spanish town of Sanlúcar de Guadiana in Huelva Province.

The Moorish Alcoutim Castle, located in the municipality, dates from the 14th century. [1]

The municipality is located in the northeast corner of Faro District.

The present Mayor is Francisco Augusto Amaral, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is June 13.


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[2]


  1. ^ Detail Regional Map, Algarve- Southern Portugal, ISBN 3-8297-6235-6
  2. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 8" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 July 2014. 

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