Alentejo - At a glance

At a glance

Location In the central south of Portugal

Area 31,551km2, covering about a third of Portugal, which has an area of 92,212km2

Climate Mediterranean and maritime temperate

Status Republic

Population 757,302 (Alentejo), 10,300,300 (Portugal)

Life expectancy 78 years (men), 84 years (women)

Capital Évora (population 56,596)

GDP per capita US$31, 652 (OECD Data)

Languages Portuguese

Religion Catholic

Currency Euro (for up-to-date exchange rates, go to

National airline TAP Air Portugal

Nearby airports Lisbon, Faro, Badajoz, Porto

International phone code +351

Time GMT +1

Electrical voltage 220–240V

Weights and measures Metric

Flag National: four fifths red on the right of the flag and a fifth grass green on the left. An armillary sphere emblazoned with the national coat of arms where the colours meet.

National anthem A Portuguesa (English: ‘The Portuguese’) by Alfredo Keil and Henrique Lopes de Mendonça

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