Alvaiázere

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Alvaiázere
Municipality
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Coordinates: 39°49′N 8°23′W / 39.817°N 8.383°W / 39.817; -8.383Coordinates: 39°49′N 8°23′W / 39.817°N 8.383°W / 39.817; -8.383
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Pinhal Interior Norte
Intermunic. comm. Região de Leiria
District Leiria
Parishes 5
Government
 • President Paulo Delgado Morgado (PSD)
Area
 • Total 160.48 km2 (61.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,287
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-alvaiazere.pt

Alvaiázere (Portuguese pronunciation: [aɫvɐˈjazɨɾɨ]) is a municipality in the district of Leiria in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,287,[1] in an area of 160.48 km².[2]

The municipality is bordered by the municipalities of Ansião (to the north), Figueiró dos Vinhos (to the northeast and east), Ferreira do Zêzere (to the southeast), Ourém (to the southwest) and Pombal (to the west). The present Mayor is Paulo Delgado Morgado, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is on June 13.

Origin of the name Alvaiázere: from the Arabic word "Al-Baiaz" (the falconer); lands of the falconer. Manuel Vieira da Silva Borges e Abreu, 1st Baron of Alvaiázere was the main Physician of King John VI of Portugal.

Population of the municipality of Alvaiázere (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2011
3477 6426 11936 12870 13583 10510 9306 8438 8112 7287

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Almoster
  • Alvaiázere
  • Maçãs de Dona Maria
  • Pelmá
  • Pussos São Pedro

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