Location in Portugal
|• Mayor||Francisco Amaral (PSD)|
|• Total||575.32 km2 (222.13 sq mi)|
|• Density||5.07/km2 (13.1/sq mi)|
|Municipal holiday||Second Friday
Alcoutim (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫkowˈtĩ]) is a town and a municipality in southeastern Portugal near the border with Spain. 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 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.
- Media related to Alcoutim at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Portuguese)
- Photos of Alcoutim
- Alcoutim on Algarve Guidebook
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