Alto Alentejo (intermunicipal community)

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Map showing the location of the Alto Alentejo intermunicipal community (in dark blue)
Map showing the location of the Alto Alentejo subregion

The Comunidade Intermunicipal do Alto Alentejo (English: High Alentejo) is an administrative division in Portugal. It was created in 2009.[1] The seat of the intermunicipal community is Portalegre. Alto Alentejo is coterminous with the former Portalegre District. The population in 2011 was 118,506,[2] in an area of 6,084.34 km².[3] Together with Alentejo Central it covers the area of the former Alto Alentejo Province. With Ponte de Sor the intermunicipal community also includes one municipality that lies in the area of the former Ribatejo Province.

Alto Alentejo is also a NUTS3 subregion of Alentejo Region, in Portugal. The subregion Alto Alentejo covers the same area as the intermunicipal community, but including the municipality Mora (Alentejo Central intermunicipal community), and excluding the municipality Sousel. As of 2011, the subregion had a population of 118,410[2] and a total area of 6,249 km².[3]


The CIM Alto Alentejo is composed of 15 municipalities:[4]

Municipality Population (2011)[2] Area (km²)[3]
Alter do Chão 3,562 362.07
Arronches 3,165 314.65
Avis 4,571 605.97
Campo Maior 8,456 247.20
Castelo de Vide 3,407 264.91
Crato 3,708 398.07
Elvas 23,078 631.29
Fronteira 3,410 248.60
Gavião 4,132 294.59
Marvão 3,512 154.90
Monforte 3,329 420.25
Nisa 7,450 575.68
Ponte de Sor 16,722 839.71
Portalegre 24,930 447.14
Sousel 5,074 279.32
Total 118,506 6,084.34


  1. ^ CIM Alto Alentejo
  2. ^ a b c Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ a b c Direção-Geral do Território[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Law nr. 75/2013" (pdf). Diário da República (in Portuguese). Assembly of the Republic (Portugal). Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

External links

  • Official website CIM Alto Alentejo

Coordinates: 39°17′N 7°26′W / 39.29°N 7.43°W / 39.29; -7.43

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