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Alentejo

(əlāntā`zho͝o), historic province, SE Portugal, now divided into Altro (Upper) Alentejo (4,888 sq mi/12,660 sq km) and Baixo (Lower) Alentejo (5,318 sq mi/13,774 sq km). The capital of Altro Alentejo is ÉvoraÉvora
, town (1991 pop. 38,938), capital of Évora dist. and of Altro Alentejo, S central Portugal. It is the commercial center of a fertile agricultural area. Cork and textiles are produced and iron, copper, and marble are mined.
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, and the capital of Baixo Alentejo is BejaBeja
, town (1991 pop. 20,005), S Portugal, capital of Beja dist. and Baixo Alentejo. It is an important regional trade center with copper, silver, lead, and zinc mining nearby. Beja was important under the Romans, who called it Pax Julia.
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. The historic province has been further subdivided into the districts of Beja, Évora, and most of Setúbal and Portalegre. Alentejo, "the granary of Portugal," is drained by the Guadiana River and tributaries of the Sado River. Sheep, horses, cattle, and hogs are raised, and wheat, grains, olives, and fruits are grown. Alentejo produces over half of the world's cork. There are significant wind and solar electrical generation facilities in the region. Alentejo was involved in Portugal's many wars with Castile. The name was formerly spelled Alemtejo.
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Welcome to Alentejo. Between the bright lights of the Algarve and the hustle and bustle of the capital further north, we encountered vast fields of wheat and nodding sunflowers dotted with gorgeous whitewashed villages, pine forests and huge rivers sweeping down to the Costa Azul.
Here the town castle stands high over the river and looks north to Portugal's Alentejo province.
Here the architectural forms typical of the Alentejo, square houses painted a blinding white with broad chimneys and few windows, confront Modernist volumetric experiments, conferring on this part of the city a uniformity that is, however, subtly disrupted by a modern version of an aqueduct consisting of above-ground supply lines.