Almeirim


Almeirim

Infobox_Municipality_pt
official_name = Almeirim
image_coat_of_arms =



Region = Alentejo
Subregion = Lezíria do Tejo
District = Santarém
Mayor_name = Joaquim Gomes
Mayor_party = PS
area_total = 222.1
population_total = 22,617
population_density = 102
Parishes = 4
coor = 39º12'33.11 N 8º37'43.44W
params = 39_12_33_N_8_37_43_W
occasion = Ascension Day
day = date varies
website = http://www.cm-almeirim.pt
footnotes =

Almeirim (pron. IPA2|aɫmɐj'ɾĩ) is a city and a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 222.0 km² and a total population of 22,434 inhabitants. The city proper has a population of 10,520. [ [http://62.48.187.117/atlas/Cap2/Cap2d_2.html UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004] Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)]

The municipality is composed of 4 parishes, and is located in the district of Santarém.

The present Mayor is José Joaquim Sousa Gomes (Socialist) and the President of the Municipal Assembly is Armindo Castelo Bento (Socialist).

The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.

Parishes

* Almeirim
* Benfica do Ribatejo
* Fazendas de Almeirim
* Raposa
* Paços Dos Negros
* Foros De Benfica
* Marianos

Relevant Facts

It was in 1411 that king D. João I, Mestre de Avis, founded "Al-Meirim". Few that have travelled through the city know that such a "young" city was once a place of stay for Portuguese royals. It was elevated to the status of city in the early 1980s.

The mainstay of the economy is agriculture, including wine making and modern industry of alimentary products such as fruit juices, processed tomato and canned vegetables (Compal). The city is also known for its gastronomy, to which Stone Soup is just one great example.

Fado singer Cristina Branco is from Almeirim.

ee also

*Almeirim IPR

References

External links

* [http://www.cm-almeirim.pt/ Town Hall official website]
* [http://www.almeirimnet.com/almeirimnet/c_virtual/main.asp City of Almeirim News Portal]
* [http://www.almeirinense.com/almeirinense/ "O Almeirinense" Regional Newspaper]
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitor107/sets/72057594068043827/ Photos from Almeirim]


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