Odeceixe

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Odeceixe
Parish
90PT 11 November 2013 Odecexe village.JPG
Coat of arms of Odeceixe
Coat of arms
Odeceixe is located in Portugal
Odeceixe
Odeceixe
Coordinates: 37°25′59″N 8°46′19″W / 37.433°N 8.772°W / 37.433; -8.772Coordinates: 37°25′59″N 8°46′19″W / 37.433°N 8.772°W / 37.433; -8.772
Country Portugal
Region Algarve
Subregion Algarve
Intermunic. comm. Algarve
District Faro
Municipality Aljezur
Area
 • Total 41.91 km2 (16.18 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 961
 • Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Postal code 8670
Patron Nossa Senhora da Piedade
Website http://www.jf-odeceixe.pt

Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. The population in 2011 was 961,[1] in an area of 41.91 km².[2]

Geography[edit]

The parish of Odeceixe is situated on the steeply inclined topography that divides the Algarve and Alentejo regions; the south bank of the Ribeira de Seixe which runs through this parish is the dividing line for this frontier.

The parish includes Praia do Odeceixe at the mouth of the Ribera de Seixe. This has one of the few official naturist beaches in Portugal.

The parish is bordered in the north by São Teotónio, east by Marmelete and south by Rogil, while to the west is the Atlantic Ocean.

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