Alentejo Litoral Subregion

The Alentejo Litoral is a subregion in Portugal. The Alentejo Litoral is part of the Alentejo region, and formerly divided into the districts of Beja and Setúbal. In the north, bordering the sub-region to the Península de Setúbal and Alentejo Central, on the east by the Baixo Alentejo in the south to the Algarve and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The area is 5262 km ² and the population 99 976 people (as of 2001).

The Alentejo Litoral is divided into five districts:

  • Alcácer do Sal
  • Grândola
  • Odemira
  • Santiago do Cacém
  • Sines

Nature Reserves

The coast of the Alentejo from Troia to Zambujeira do Mar is rich in natural beauty. This is especially the unique coastline to call, with its beaches, natural dunes and cliffs. This coastal landscape was incorporated in the Natural Park Southeast Alentejo. In particular, there is the following protected areas:

Parque Natural do Southwest Alentejo

  • Reserva Natural do Sado Estuary
  • Parque Natural do Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina
  • Lagoa de Sancha
  • Serra do Cercal
  • Serra de Grândola

The place Comporta borders the peninsula of Troia the Natural Park of the Sado, Reserva Natural do Sado Estuary, an area of ​​23,160 acres of wetlands in the river delta. Here rice growing, fishing and salt production is operated in salt pans traditionally. Nature Reserve is best known for the occurrence of freshwater dolphins that live in Sadodelta. Besides a large number of storks which search the banks of the nature reserve and the rice fields for frogs, there are about 100 rare and protected bird species and a unique riparian vegetation.

In the area of the Natural Park of Costa Vicentina there are a number of rare and protected bird species and is under protection barren coastal vegetation with large sand dunes. The climate of the area is to be designated in spite of the great influence of the Atlantic as a particularly mild. Because of the high humidity, there is often fog and haze formation.

Less easy reach of Sancha is the lake, whose banks also are protected. Lakeside Sancha is a type of plant - ionopsidium acaule - available only in the Portuguese coastal region.

In addition to the coastal areas in the east there is the Serra de Cercal, which is of volcanic origin and is the highest point of the summit of Mount chaos, and the Serra de Grândola is operated in the extensive cultivation of cork trees.

Região Norte ( 8): Alto Trás -os- Montes | Ave | Cávado | Douro | Entre Douro e Vouga | Grande Porto | Minho | Tamego Centro (12 ): Baixo Mondego | Baixo Vouga | Beira Interior Norte | Beira Interior Sul | Cova da Beira | Dão Lafões | Medio Tejo | Oeste | Pinhal Interior Norte | Pinhal Interior Sul | Pinhal Litoral | Serra da Estrela Região de Lisboa (2): Grande Lisboa | Península de Setúbal Alentejo (5): Alentejo Central | Alentejo Litoral | Alto Alentejo | Alentejo Baixo | Lezíria do Tejo Algarve (1): Algarve

  • Portuguese subregion
  • Alentejo
  • NUTS 3 region
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