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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
Intermunic. comm. Algarve
District Faro
Parishes 4
 • President Francisco Amaral (PSD)
 • Total 575.36 km2 (222.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,917
 • Density 5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Alcoutim (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫkowˈtĩ]) is a town and a municipality in southeastern Portugal near the border with Spain.[1] The population in 2011 was 2,917,[2] in an area of 575.36 km².[3] It is 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):[4]


  1. ^ Detail Regional Map, Algarve- Southern Portugal, ISBN 3-8297-6235-6
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 8" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 July 2014. 

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