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—  Municipality  —


Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 38°45′N 8°58′W / 38.75°N 8.967°W / 38.75; -8.967Coordinates: 38°45′N 8°58′W / 38.75°N 8.967°W / 38.75; -8.967
Country  Portugal
Region Lisboa
Subregion Península de Setúbal
District/A.R. Setúbal
 - Mayor Luís Franco (CDU)
 - Total 129.0 km2 (49.8 sq mi)
 - Total 14,347
 Density 111/km2 (287.5/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 3
Municipal holiday Saint John
June 24

Alcochete (Portuguese pronunciation: [aɫkuˈʃet(ɨ)]) is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 129.0 km² and a total population of 14,347 inhabitants. The municipality is composed of three parishes and is located in the district of Setúbal. Alcochete is the site of Sporting's academy.

The present mayor is Luís Franco, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition.

The municipal holiday is June 24.

The largest outlet mall in the Iberian Peninsula, Freeport Designer Outlet, is just outside town. Alcochete is known for its bullfighting tradition and its proximity to the longest bridge in Europe, the Vasco da Gama Bridge.

The actual site of present-day Alcochete was already occupied during Roman times with a clay production facility. Its name is thought to derive from the Arabic word for oven for reasons not yet understood. It became a vacation site preferred by the Portuguese royalty and the future king D. Manuel I was born in the village. It has experienced major development due to the construction of the Vasco da Gama Bridge.

On January 10, 2008, Portuguese prime minister José Sócrates announced that Alcochete had been selected as the site of the new airport serving Lisbon, Portugal's capital.[1] The existing Portela Airport, which is located within the city of Lisbon itself, has become too small to handle demand. This preliminary decision will be finalised after public consultation. The location of Alcochete as the construction site of the future Lisbon Airport was confirmed by the Portuguese Government on May 8, 2008.[2]


  • Alcochete (São João Baptista)
  • Samouco
  • São Francisco

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