Alto Douro (region)

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Alto Douro Wine Region
UNESCO World Heritage site
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Location Carrazeda de Ansiães, Portugal
Criteria Cultural: (iii), (iv), (v)
Reference 1046
Inscription 2001 (25th Session)
Area 24,600 ha (95 sq mi)
Buffer zone 225,400 ha (870 sq mi)
Coordinates 41°06′06″N 7°47′56″W / 41.1017°N 7.7989°W / 41.1017; -7.7989Coordinates: 41°06′06″N 7°47′56″W / 41.1017°N 7.7989°W / 41.1017; -7.7989
Alto Douro (region) is located in Portugal
Alto Douro (region)
Location of Alto Douro in Portugal

Alto Douro was one of the 13 regions of continental Portugal identified by geographer Amorim Girão, in a study published between 1927 and 1930.

Together with Trás-os-Montes it became Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Province.