Tomar ( port. Tomar ; [ tu'maɾ ]) - a city in Portugal , the center of the municipality of the same name in the district of Santarem . The population is 15.8 thousand inhabitants (city), 43 thousand inhabitants (municipality). The city and the municipality are included in the economic and statistical region Central Region and the Mediu-Tagus subregion. According to the old administrative division, it was part of the province of Ribatejo .
|Internal division||16 districts|
|The mayor||Antoniu Paiva|
|History and Geography|
|Timezone||UTC0 , summer UTC + 1|
|Population||43,007 people ( 2001 )|
|Density||122 people / km²|
The patron saint of the city is Santa Iria ( port. Santa Iria ).
City festival - March 1 .
The city is located 47 km northeast of the city of Santarem on the Naban River, a tributary of the Zezere River.
The municipality borders:
- in the north - the municipality of ferreira do Zezere
- in the east - municipality of Abrantes
- in the south - the municipality of Vila Nova da Barkinha
- in the west - Torres Novas municipality
- in the northwest - Keren municipality
|The population of the municipality of Tomar (1801-2004)|
|16 536||16,786||31 360||39 179||44 161||45 672||43,139||43,007||42 983|
History and Attractions
The city of Tomar grew up around the Tomar castle of the Templars , built in the 1160s. Subsequently, the castle was rebuilt in the royal monastery of Convento de Cristo and served as the center of the Order of Christ . It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site .
The municipality includes the following areas:
- Alain da Ribeira
- Santa Maria dos Olivais
- Sao Joan Batista
- Sao pedro de tomar
- Santarem (Borough)
- Santaren County Municipalities
- District of Santarem