Rio Maior

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Rio Maior
Flag of Rio Maior
Coat of arms of Rio Maior
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 39°20′N 8°56′W / 39.333°N 8.933°W / 39.333; -8.933Coordinates: 39°20′N 8°56′W / 39.333°N 8.933°W / 39.333; -8.933
Country  Portugal
Region Ribatejo
Subregion Lezíria do Tejo
Intermunic. comm. Lezíria do Tejo
District Santarém
Parishes 10
 • President Isaura Morais (PSD)
 • Total 272.76 km2 (105.31 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 21,192
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Rio Maior (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁiu mɐˈjɔɾ]) is a municipality in the Santarém District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 21,192,[1] in an area of 272.76 km².[2]

The present mayor is Isaura Morais of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the first woman to be elected mayor in the municipality. The municipal holiday is November 6.


Administratively, the municipality is divided into ten civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Alcobertas
  • Arrouquelas
  • Asseiceira
  • Azambujeira e Malaqueijo
  • Fráguas
  • Marmeleira e Assentiz
  • Outeiro da Cortiçada e Arruda dos Pisões
  • Rio Maior
  • São João da Ribeira e Ribeira de São João
  • São Sebastião


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território Archived 2014-09-29 at
  3. ^ "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552, 103-104" (pdf). Diário da República (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

External links

  • Town Hall official website
  • Photos from Rio Maior

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