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Alentejo wines, a national preference

Land of good wines and good food
Center-South region of Portugal. Capital: Évora - Occupying an area of ​​31,551 km² (34% of the country's total area) and with a population of over half a million, the Alentejo is the largest region of Portugal and comprises the Alto Alentejo , the Central Alentejo, or Baixo Alentejo and the Alentejo Litoral.

Third Wine Producer

The largest region in Portugal, with 31,600 km², Alentejo also stands out for being the third national wine producer, behind the Douro and Lisbon. The region produces eight DOC - Controlled Denominations of Origin: Portalegre, Borba, Redondo, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Évora, Vidigueira, Beja, Granja-Amareleja and Moura. The total production of Alentejo is 1,159,067 hl (Douro: 1,264,349 hl and Lisbon 1,253,303 hl) (IVV, 2020-2021).
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Landscape of Alentejo © Images of Portugal

According to an ancient and current division of the territory, there was only the Alto Alentejo, whose capital is the city of Évora and Baixo Alentejo, whose capital is the city of Beja.

Évora, the Capital of Alentejo

Located in Central Alentejo, the city of Évora, is the Capital of Alentejo.

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Évora, the city Capital of Alentejo © / Google Earth Pro

Districts of Alentejo

Alentejo comprises the following districts:

1. District of Portalegre

Portalegre belongs to Alto Alentejo. There are 15 municipalities (concelhos) in the district.

2. Evora District

Évora belongs to the Alentejo Central sub-region. The district comprises 14 municipalities (concelhos)

3. Distrito de Beja

The district of Beja (Baixo Alentejo) comprises 14 municipalities (concelhos)

4. Alentejo Litoral (Coastal Alentejo)

The following concelhos (municipalities) in the District of Setúbal are part of the Alentejo Litoral:

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