Alter do Chão

Alter do Chão


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Coordinates: 39°11′N 7°39′W / 39.183°N 7.650°W / 39.183; -7.650Coordinates: 39°11′N 7°39′W / 39.183°N 7.650°W / 39.183; -7.650
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alto Alentejo
Intermunic. comm. Alto Alentejo
District Portalegre
Parishes 4
  President Joviano Vitorino (PSD/CDS-PP)
  Total 362.07 km2 (139.80 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 3,562
  Density 9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Alter do Chão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫˈtɛɾ ðu ʃɐ̃w]) is a municipality in the District of Portalegre in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 3,562,[1] in an area of 362.07 km².[2]

The present Mayor is Joviano Martins Vitorino, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day. The municipality is famous for its horsebreeding and high school of horseriding.


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]


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