Location in Portugal
|Subregion||Lezíria do Tejo|
|• Mayor||Joaquim Gomes (PS)|
|• Total||222.09 km2 (85.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Municipal holiday||Ascension Day|
Almeirim (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫmɐjˈɾĩ]) is a city and a municipality in Santarém District, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 23,376, in an area of 222.09 km². The city proper had a population of 10,520 in 2001.
The municipality is subdivided into the following 4 parishes:
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.
- Instituto Nacional de Estatística
- UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)
- Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 11" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- Town Hall official website
- City of Almeirim News Portal
- "O Almeirinense" Regional Newspaper
- Photos from Almeirim
- Almeirim, Portugal Guide
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