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Alentejo
Região do Alentejo
Region
The rural commonty o Castro Verde an the open spaces that characterise the interior Alentejo
Name origin: além-Tejo Portuguese for ayont the Tagus or athort the Tagus
Kintra Banner o Portugal Portugal
Region Alentejo
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Area 31,551.2 km2 (12,182 sq mi)
Population 758,739 (2011[1])
Density 24.05 / km2 (62 / sq mi)
Timezone WET (UTC+0)
 - simmer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
ISO PT
NUTS PT15
Location o the Alentejo Region in context o the naitional borders
Wikimedia Commons: Alentejo
Wabsteid: http://www.allentejo.com/
Statistics frae INE (2005); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

Alentejo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐlẽˈtɛʒu]) is a sooth-central region o Portugal. The oreegin o its name, "Além-Tejo", leeterally translates tae "Ayont the Tagus" or "Athort the Tagus". The region is separatit frae the rest o Portugal bi the Tagus river, an extends tae the sooth whare it borders the Algarve. Alentejo is a region kent for its polyphonic singin groups, comparable tae those foond on Sardinie an Corsica.

Its main ceeties are Évora, Elvas, Portalegre, Beja, Serpa an Sines.

Being a traditional region, it is ane o the mair recent seiven Regions o Portugal (NUTS II subdiveesions). The day Lezíria do Tejo subregion, umwhile belangin tae Lisboa e Vale do Tejo region, is pairt o Alentejo NUTS II region.

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The comarca o the Alentejo became the Alentejo Province, dividit intae upper (Alto Alentejo Province) an lawer (Baixo Alentejo Province) designations. The modren region o the Alentejo wis expropriatit frae the medieval provinces an historical territories o Estremadura Province (specifically the 1936 portions o the Ribatejo).

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