Oeste Subregion

Map showing the location of the Oeste subregion
Façade of the headquarters of the Associação de Municípios do Oeste, showing the names of the member municipalities.

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).

Municipalities

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

  • Alcobaça
  • Alenquer
  • Arruda dos Vinhos
  • Bombarral
  • Cadaval
  • Caldas da Rainha
  • Lourinhã
  • Nazaré
  • Óbidos
  • Peniche
  • Sobral de Monte Agraço
  • Torres Vedras

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.

References

  1. ^ "Associação de Municípios do Oeste transforma-se em Comunidade Intermunicipal". Associação de Municípios do Oeste. http://www.amo.oestedigital.pt/News/newsdetail.aspx?news=05d50aaf-bae8-4e6e-ae9d-684d97a2cc42. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 

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