Alenquer, Portugal

Alenquer (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐlẽˈkɛɾ] (listen)) is a municipality in the Oeste Subregion in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 43,267,[1] in an area of 304.22 km².[2] The present Mayor is Jorge Riso, elected by the Socialist Party.

Alenquer

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Coordinates: 39°03′N 9°01′W
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Oeste
DistrictLisbon
Parishes11
Government
  PresidentJorge Riso (PS)
Area
  Total304.22 km2 (117.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total43,267
  Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Local holidayAscension Day (date varies)
Websitehttp://www.cm-alenquer.pt

History

Alenquer received its Foral in 1212 by the hand of Infanta (Princess) Sancha, Lady of Alenquer, daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal.

Notable residents

Parishes

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 11 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

See also

References

  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística Archived November 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 8" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 July 2014.


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