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Oeste Subregion

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Oeste Subregion

Oeste, (Portuguese for "West") is a NUTS 3 sub-region (Portuguese: sub-região) of the NUTS 2 Centro Region of Portugal. The sub-region is coterminous with the Comunidade Intermunicipal do Oeste (West Intermunicipal Community) of the same name.[1] The sub-region has an area of 2,214.8 km² (2003 updated statistics) and a population of 353,050 (2005 statistics).


The twelve municipalities of the sub-region and the intermunicipal community are:

As of 2003, the twelve municipalities contain a total of 121 parishes. The largest cities are Caldas da Rainha (30,000), Torres Vedras (25,000) and Peniche (16,000). It is a region famous for its fruits and vegetables production, namely the famous pêra rocha variety.


External links

  • Comunidade Intermunicipal do Oeste
  • Jornal Oeste Online — online newspaper
  • Oeste Diário — regional portal
  • OESTE.TV // Vídeo — online "television" channel
  • Portal Oeste Digital — portal operated by Associação de Municípios do Oeste
  • tourism authority

Coordinates: 39°24′N 9°08′W / 39.400°N 9.133°W / 39.400; -9.133

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