Alvalade (Portuguese pronunciation: [alvɐˈlaðɨ]) is a freguesia (civil parish) and district of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Located in central Lisbon, Alvalade is south of Lumiar and Olivais, west of Marvila, east of São Domingos de Benfica, and north of Avenidas Novas and Areeiro. The population in 2011 was 31,813.
Top: Casa Joaquim Pires Mendes; Jardim do Campo Grande; Middle: Fundação Cidade de Lisboa; Quinta da Torrinha; Igreja de São João de Brito; Bottom: Museum of Lisbon (Pimenta Palace campus); Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal.
|Coordinates: 38°44′49″N 9°08′10″W / 38.747°N 9.136°W|
|• Total||5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi)|
|• Density||6,000/km2 (15,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01:00 (WEST)|
In 1323, the Battle of Alvalade was fought between King Dinis I of Portugal and his son King Afonso IV of Portugal, but famously the battle was stopped after the intervention of Saint Queen Isabel of Portugal, wife of Dinis I and mother of Afonso IV. There is a monument erected in memory of the Saint Queen in Alvalade.
With the 2012 Administrative Reform, the former Campo Grande and São João de Brito parishes merged with the Alvalade parish and the new and larger one kept the latter's name.
- ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) Archived March 19, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
- ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
- ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 56/2012, pages 6454-6460" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 November 2014.