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Alto Alentejo Subregion

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Alto Alentejo Subregion

Alto Alentejo is a NUTS3 subregion of the Alentejo Region, in Portugal. It consists of 15 concelhos. It has a total area of 6,230 km² and a population of 127,025 (2001); thus 20,3 people/km². The chief city is Portalegre

Alto Alentejo is composed entirely of Portalegre District, and one municipality of the Évora District, Mora. It is bordered on the north by Pinhal Interior Sul and Beira Interior Sul, on the east by Spain, on the south by Alentejo Central and on the west by Lezíria do Tejo andl Médio Tejo.

Together with Alentejo Central Subregion it covers the area of the former Alto Alentejo Province. With Ponte de Sor the subregion also includes one municipality that lies in the area of the former Ribatejo Province.


The 15 concelhos that make up the subregion are:

  • Alter do Chão
  • Arronches
  • Avis
  • Campo Maior
  • Castelo de Vide
  • Crato
  • Elvas
  • Fronteira
  • Gavião
  • Marvão
  • Monforte
  • Mora
  • Nisa
  • Ponte de Sor
  • Portalegre

See also

Coordinates: 39°17′31″N 7°26′01″W / 39.291828°N 7.433490°W / 39.291828; -7.433490

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