Almeirim Municipality

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This article is about the municipality in Portugal. For the municipality in São Tomé and Príncipe, see Almeirim, São Tomé and Principe. For the municipality in Brazil, see Almeirim, Pará.
Almeirim
Municipality
Almeirim
Almeirim
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 39°12′N 8°37′W / 39.200°N 8.617°W / 39.200; -8.617Coordinates: 39°12′N 8°37′W / 39.200°N 8.617°W / 39.200; -8.617
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Lezíria do Tejo
District/A.R. Santarém
Government
 • Mayor Joaquim Gomes (PS)
Area
 • Total 222.09 km2 (85.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 23,376
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 4
Municipal holiday Ascension Day
Website http://www.cm-almeirim.pt

Almeirim (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫmɐjˈɾĩ]) is a city and a municipality in Santarém District, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 23,376,[1] in an area of 222.09 km².[2] The city proper has a population of 10,520.[3]

The present Mayor is José Joaquim Sousa Gomes (Socialist) and the President of the Municipal Assembly is Dr. José Marouço (Socialist). The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.

Parishes[edit]

The municipality is subdivided into the following 4 parishes:[4]

Relevant Facts[edit]

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.

Fado singer Cristina Branco is from Almeirim.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Eurostat
  3. ^ UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 11" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 July 2014. 

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