Alverca do Ribatejo

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Coordinates: 38°53′24″N 09°02′24″W / 38.89000°N 9.04000°W / 38.89000; -9.04000

Alverca do Ribatejo
Coat of arms of Alverca do Ribatejo
Coat of arms
Country Portugal
Municipality Vila Franca de Xira Municipality
Disbanded 2013
 • Total 17.89 km2 (6.91 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 31,070
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)

Alverca do Ribatejo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫˈvɛɾkɐ ðu ʁiβɐˈtɛʒu]) is a city (cidade) and a former civil parish in the municipality of Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Alverca do Ribatejo e Sobralinho.[1]

It covers an area of 17.89 km² and had a population of 31.070 as of 2011, being the biggest city of the municipality of Vila Franca de Xira. It was promoted to city status in 1990. It is a city and a suburb near the Tagus River (rio Tejo), in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The aerospace company OGMA - Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal is based there.


  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 131" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014.