Location in Portugal
|Subregion||Lezíria do Tejo|
|• Mayor||Joaquim Gomes (PS)|
|• Total||222.1 km2 (85.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||102/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Municipal holiday||Ascension Day
Almeirim (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫmɐjˈɾĩ]) is a city and a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 222.0 km² and a total population of 22,434 inhabitants. The city proper has a population of 10,520.
The municipality is composed of 4 parishes, and is located in Santarém District.
The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.
It was in 1411 that king D. João I, Mestre de Avis, founded "Al-Meirim". Few that have travelled through the city know that such a "young" city was once a place of stay for Portuguese royals. It was elevated to the status of city in the mid-1990s.
The mainstay of the economy is agriculture, including wine making and modern industry of alimentary products such as fruit juices, processed tomato and canned vegetables (Compal). The city is also known for its gastronomy, to which Stone Soup is just one great example.
- UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)
- Town Hall official website
- City of Almeirim News Portal
- "O Almeirinense" Regional Newspaper
- Photos from Almeirim
- Almeirim, Portugal Guide
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