Alentejo - At a glance

At a glanceLady sits on bench Alentejo Portugal Europe by Adrian Philips

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 749,000 (Alentejo), 10,825,309 (Portugal)

Life expectancy 77 years (men), 83 years (women)

Capital Évora (population 57,073)

GDP per capita €14,700

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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