Alenker ( port. Alenquer ; [ɐlẽ'kɛɾ] ) is an urban-type village in Portugal , the center of the municipality of the same name as part of the Lisbon district. The population is 8.9 thousand inhabitants (village), 44.8 thousand inhabitants (municipality). The village and the municipality are included in the Central region and the Oeste subregion. According to the old administrative division, it was part of the province of Estremadura .
|Internal division||16 districts|
|The mayor||Alvar Pedro|
|History and Geography|
|Timezone||UTC0 , summer UTC + 1|
|Population||44 791 people ( 2006 )|
|Density||129.7 people / km²|
The village is located 40 km north of the center of Lisbon . The Ribeira de Alenker River , the right tributary of the Tagus River, flows through the city.
- Porto = 236 km
- Santarem = 34 km
- Leiria = 58 km
The municipality borders:
- in the north - Kadaval municipality
- in the east - the municipality of Azambuja
- in the south - the municipalities of Vila Franca de Chira and Arruda dos Vinyush
- in the southwest - the municipality of Sobral de Monte Agrasu
- in the West - Torres Vedras Municipality
|Population in the city of Alenker (1801-2004)|
|10 569||10 005||24,774||30 015||34,998||34 575||34 098||39,180||42 932||44,791|
The village was founded in 1212 . According to some sources, Peru di Alenker, the famous Portuguese navigator of the 15th century, was born and lived here.
- Convent of San Francisco de Alenker
Panorama of Alenker
Convent of San Francisco de Alenker