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Sabías que...

…this mountain range is the only place in Portugal where you can do winter sports
...Alentejo is the largest NUTS II territorial unit in Portugal, occupying an area of 27,276.71 km2, or that it covers the third of Portugal
…dozens of Portuguese language courses are organized in the areas of health, commerce and tourism in Extremadura
...Alqueva is the largest artificial lake in Europe, with a surface area of 250 km2, a length of 83 km and a perimeter of 1,160 km
...Alentejo is composed of four NUTS III sub-regions: Alto Alentejo, Alentejo Central, Baixo Alentejo and Alentejo Litoral
...in Alentejo, time is yours to enjoy
…the high speed train (AVE) Madrid-Lisbon will pass through Évora, Badajoz, Mérida and Cáceres
…the University Hospitals of Coimbra form a health unit of national and international fame. They bring together in one place not only health care for the Portuguese population, but also the teaching of medicine and research and innovation in different are
… the Natural Park Tagus International, on the Portuguese side, includes the towns of Castelo Branco, Idanha-a-Nova and Vila Velha de Ródão
…the principal fairs in Extremadura receive thousands of Portuguese visitors every year
…the Portuguese dam at Alqueva has increased the tourist attraction of the towns of Olivenza, Táliga, Alconchel, Cheles and Villanueva del Fresno in the province of Badajoz
3.4 million people live in the Euroregion Alentejo, Extremadura and Centre Region
… the Centre Region possesses the most extensive unbroken forest area in Portugal
…the new Statute of Regional Government for Extremadura strengthens cooperation with Portugal
Beja will have a low cost airport which will greatly improve international contacts with Alentejo
… the Centre Region has the best hydraulic resources in Portugal, including the three largest river basins that are exclusively Portuguese (Mondego, Vouga e Zêzere), as well as parts of the Tagus and Duero river basins
in the central region there is a network of 12 Historic Villages in the border line that bring together the best of tradition and heritage through hotel and restaurant units of excellence...
…the Natural Park Tagus International was the first to be shared by two countries of the EU and has an area of almost 50,000 hectares
…the majority of foreign tourists to Extremadura come from Portugal
… EUROACE was the first euroregion comprised of three regions on the Spanish-Portuguese border
...in Coimbra the Centre Region has the oldest university in Portugal, founded in 1290
…after English, Portuguese is the foreign language most studied by Extremaduran people outside the obligatory state education system
...administratively, Alentejo has 47 district councils (concelhos), 301 local or parish councils (freguesias) and 947 settlements, of which 14 are cities and 46 are towns
... the Centre Region has the highest mountain range in Continental Portugal, the Sierra de la Estrella, reaching a height of 1,993
…Portugal is Extremadura’s main client and main supplier
… the Centre Region produces more than half of all wind energy in Portugal
…exports from Extremadura to Portugal are double those sent to Germany
…Extremadura imports more from Portugal than from Germany, France, Italy and China combined
… the Natural Park Tagus International includes territory from Extremadura, Alentejo and Centre Region and, on the Spanish side eleven towns of the province of Cáceres, amongst which are: Brozas, Valencia de Alcántara and Zarza la Mayor
... in the Centre Region there is a network of 12 Historic Villages along the border. They bring together the best traditions of our heritage, with excellent hotels and restaurants
…a goods only train line joining the port of Sines with Extremadura and Madrid is under construction in Portugal
... the Centre Region shares with Alentejo the first Portuguese Geopark recognised by UNESCO – GEOPARK NATURTEJO which includes the counties of Castelo Branco, Idanha-a-Nova, Oleiros, Proença-a-Nova, Vila Velha de Ródão and Nisa
…there are 11 enclaves declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in the EUROACE territory
...there are 3 Nature Parks, 2 Nature Reserves, 15 Sites of Community Interest and 20 Special Protection Zones in Alentejo
… the Centre Region has 19 functioning thermal spas which represents close to 54% of the 35 installations in Portugal
…The Extremadura and Iberamerican Contemporary Art Museum (MEIAC), in Badajoz, possesses the most important collection of Portuguese artists outside Portugal
… the headquarters of the Iberian Centre for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency will be located in Badajoz and that this has been agreed by the governments of both countries
… the Centre Region is the most important producer of renewable energy
…Extremadura has the most kilometres of lake side and river bank of any Spanish region
...the Alentejo has a resident population of 515,564, and the density of population is close to 18 inhabitants per km2
… the major Portuguese exporters of ceramics and glass are in the Centre Region
…Extremadura has the highest concentration of students of Portuguese of any Spanish region
...Sines is the neuralgic centre for the generation of electrical energy in Portugal