Baixo Alentejo (intermunicipal community)

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Map showing the location of Baixo Alentejo
Fields of wheat in Baixo Alentejo

The Comunidade Intermunicipal do Baixo Alentejo (English: Lower Alentejo) is an administrative division in Portugal. It was created in 2009.[1] It is also a NUTS3 subregion of the Alentejo Region. The seat of the intermunicipal community is Beja. Baixo Alentejo comprises 13 of the 14 municipalities of the former Beja District. The population in 2011 was 126,692,[2] in an area of 8,542.72 km².[3]

It is bordered on the North by Alentejo Central Subregion, on the East by Spain, on the South by the Algarve and on the West by Alentejo Litoral. It covers the Eastern part of the former Baixo Alentejo Province.


It is composed of 13 municipalities:[4]

Municipality Population (2011)[2] Area (km²)[3]
Aljustrel 9,257 458.47
Almodôvar 7,449 777.88
Alvito 2,504 264.85
Barrancos 1,834 168.42
Beja 35,854 1146.44
Castro Verde 7,276 569.44
Cuba 4,878 172.09
Ferreira do Alentejo 8,255 648.25
Mértola 7,274 1292.87
Moura 15,167 958.46
Ourique 5,389 663.31
Serpa 15,623 1105.63
Vidigueira 5,932 316.61
Total 126,692 8,542.72


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Coordinates: 38°01′N 7°52′W / 38.017°N 7.867°W / 38.017; -7.867