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Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°34′W / 39.250°N 8.567°W / 39.250; -8.567Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°34′W / 39.250°N 8.567°W / 39.250; -8.567
Country  Portugal
Region Ribatejo
Subregion Lezíria do Tejo
Intermunic. comm. Lezíria do Tejo
District Santarém
Parishes 1
  President Mario Fernando Pereira (CDU)
  Total 95.36 km2 (36.82 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 7,702
  Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Alpiarça (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫpiˈaɾsɐ]) is a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,702,[1] in an area of 95.36 km².[2]

The present Mayor is Mario Fernando Pereira and the President of the Municipal Assembly is Mario Santiago. The municipal holiday is April 2.


Physical geography

Alpiarça is situated on a plateau in the landscape of the Vale do Tejo-Lezíria. The main town of Alpiarça is located at approximately 20–25 metres (66–82 ft) above the Tagus Valley, some 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the left bank. The morphology of the terrain is marked by plain profile, sparsely covered by vegetation, and intensely proportioned by its proximity to Tagus, alternating with pasturelands.

Human geography

The municipality of Alpiarça includes only one civil parish,[3] and is limited in the northeast and east by the municipality of Chamusca, southeast and southwest by the municipality of Almeirim and northwest by the municipality of Santarém.

International relations

Alpiarça municipality is twinned with:




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