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Ribatejo region (Vila Franca de Xira in the metropolitan area of ​​Lisbon, and Ponte de Sor, either in Alentejo or Ribatejo, accounted for in a lighter color).

Ribatejo (Portuguese for banks of the Tagus ) is a former province in the Tagus plain northeast of Lisbon ( Portugal ), which is also known as the Garden of Lisbon .


The eleven provinces in Portugal were established by the Estado Novo dictatorship in 1936 and officially dissolved in 1976, two years after the Carnation Revolution . However, these provinces live on as regional names in part in everyday language usage in Portugal, including the Ribatejo, which is known for its horse and bull breeding, its lively folklore, and for its diverse agriculture (especially rice, wine, grain, vegetables and fruit ) is known.

The former province of Ribatejo roughly corresponded to today's district of Santarém , which included Ponte de Sor, a district of today 's Portalegre district , and Vila Franca de Xira and Azambuja, two districts of today 's Lisbon district .

The biggest cities in Ribatejo were Santarém and Tomar .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hans-Peter Burmeister: Portugal . 3rd edition, Dumont Art Travel Guide, Ostfildern 2008, page 173f ( ISBN 978-3-7701-4416-7 )
  2. Entry in the Infopédia , the online encyclopedia of the Porto Editora , accessed on July 27, 2013

Coordinates: 39 ° 14 ′  N , 8 ° 41 ′  W