Alenquer, Portugal

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Alenquer
Municipality
Flag of Alenquer
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Coat of arms of Alenquer
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Coordinates: 39°03′N 9°01′W / 39.050°N 9.017°W / 39.050; -9.017Coordinates: 39°03′N 9°01′W / 39.050°N 9.017°W / 39.050; -9.017
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Oeste
Intermunic. comm. Oeste
District Lisbon
Parishes 11
Government
 • President Jorge Riso (PS)
Area
 • Total 304.22 km2 (117.46 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 43,267
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-alenquer.pt

Alenquer (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐlẽˈkɛɾ]) is a municipality in the Oeste Subregion in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 43,267,[1] in an area of 304.22 km².[2] The present Mayor is Jorge Riso, elected by the Socialist Party.

History[edit]

Alenquer received its Foral in 1212 by the hand of Infanta (Princess) Sancha, Lady of Alenquer, daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal.

Notable residents[edit]

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 11 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

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