Lezíria do Tejo

The Comunidade Intermunicipal da Lezíria do Tejo (Portuguese pronunciation: [lɨˈziɾia du ˈtɛʒu]; English: Tagus Floodplain) is an administrative division in Portugal. It was established as an Associação de Municípios in 1987, converted into a Comunidade Urbana in 2003, and converted into a Comunidade Intermunicipal in November 2008.[1] It is also a NUTS3 subregion of the Alentejo Region.[2] The seat of the intermunicipal community is the city of Santarém. Lezíria do Tejo comprises municipalities of the former districts of Santarém and Lisbon. The population in 2011 was 247,453,[3] in an area of 4,275 square kilometres (1,651 sq mi).[4] In the past, the territory of this administrative division was roughly entirely set in the former historical province of Ribatejo and had nothing to do with the former historical province of Alentejo. Lezíria is the Portuguese word (from the Arabic الجزيرة, al-jazira, "the island") for floodplain or freshwater marsh. Tejo is the name of the main river in the region. The Lezíria is a well-renowned center of intensive farming, horse breeding and animal husbandry.

Lezíria do Tejo
CIM Lezíria do Tejo.svg
Coordinates: 39°14′N 8°41′W / 39.23°N 8.68°W / 39.23; -8.68Coordinates: 39°14′N 8°41′W / 39.23°N 8.68°W / 39.23; -8.68
Country Portugal
 • Total4,274.98 km2 (1,650.58 sq mi)
 • Total247,453
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)


It is composed of 11 municipalities:[5]

Municipality Population (2011)[3] Area (km2)[4]
Almeirim 23,376 222.12
Alpiarça 7,702 95.36
Azambuja 21,814 262.66
Benavente 29,019 521.38
Cartaxo 24,462 158.17
Chamusca 10,120 746.01
Coruche 19,944 1115.72
Golegã[6] 5,913 84.32
Rio Maior 21,192 272.76
Salvaterra de Magos 22,159 243.93
Santarém[7] 61,752 552.54
Total 247,453 4,274.98

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ CIM Lezíria do Tejo
  2. ^ Adequação dos indicadores à nova organização territorial NUTS III / Entidades Intermunicipais, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, 18 March 2015
  3. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. ^ a b "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  5. ^ "Law nr. 75/2013" (PDF). Diário da República (in Portuguese). Assembly of the Republic (Portugal). Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  6. ^ including the parish Pombalinho, that changed from the municipality of Santarém to Golegã in 2013
  7. ^ excluding the parish Pombalinho

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