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Alentejo Region (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐlẽ'tɛʒu]) is one of the seven NUTS 2 regions of Portugal. It covers all of the historical Alentejo Province and part of the historical Estremadura Province.
The greater region is defined within Portugal by the land bordering the left bank of the river Tagus to the North and extending to the South where it borders the Algarve region. The origin of its name, "além" "Tejo" combined as Alentejo, literally translates to "Beyond-the-Tagus". However, a large part of the subregion Lezíria do Tejo is located on the right bank of the Tagus. The Alentejo is completely located beyond the left margin of the Tagus River.

Its main cities are Évora, Elvas, Portalegre, Beja, Moura, Serpa, Sines and Santarém.

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