Alentejo

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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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PPG volunteers painted the facility's interior and exterior walls, floors, benches, handrails and more in a white and blue color palette that is typical of the Alentejo region. To bring more color, personality and a special touch to the project, PPG invited well-known Portuguese street artist Maria Imaginario to fill an entire room with her art and create an imaginary world for the young adults.
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Several places in the southern Alentejo region had been forecast to hit 47C, so I headed inland in search of a record-breaking spot.
Several places in Portugal's parched southern Alentejo region were forecast to hit 47C.
It was made by damming the river Guadiana in the Alentejo region.
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Almocreve Tinto Reserva, 2015, Portugal, 75cl, PS5.99 at Lidl Portugal is arguably the bestvalue source of quality wines in Europe at the moment, and the Alentejo region produces an exciting array of different grapes and styles.
In the Alentejo region, in southern Portugal, there are an aeronautical infrastructure located near Beja Town (Portuguese Air Force) and a civilian airport terminal (Beja Airport) that are several times affected by fog events.
A one-hour-and-20-minute drive down the A6 and you arrive in Evora - a UNESCO World Heritage site and the capital of Portugal's southcentral Alentejo region.
It is a quaint town in the rural Alentejo region, terraced with mostly white buildings, some of which are trimmed with a blue or yellow stripe, said to ward off evil.