Aljezur (parish)

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Aljezur
Parish
Coat of arms of Aljezur
Coat of arms
Aljezur is located in Portugal
Aljezur
Aljezur
Coordinates: 37°18′58″N 8°48′14″W / 37.316°N 8.804°W / 37.316; -8.804Coordinates: 37°18′58″N 8°48′14″W / 37.316°N 8.804°W / 37.316; -8.804
Country Portugal
Municipality Aljezur
Area
 • Total 166.76 km2 (64.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,365
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Postal code 8670
Website Page on CM Aljezur website

Aljezur is a parish (freguesia) in the municipality of Aljezur in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 3,365,[1] in an area of 166.76 km².[2]

The area consists of Vale da Telha, Arrifana, Espartal, Vales, and Picao de Baixo

Archaeological sites confirm man's presence in the area since prehistoric times, most notably for a period around 4,000 BC and during the Bronze Age. The name Aljezur comes from Aljuzur, the Arabic meaning of Islands. Overlooking the town is a ruin of a Moorish fortress. A visit on the hill and learning about the function and history of this historic monument can be combined with a visit to one of the local museums.

The fire station

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