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Alcanede is a civil parish in the municipality of Santarém, in the district of the same name, of the Ribatejo. The population in 2011 was 4,547, in an area of 105.84 km². Between 1163 and 1855 it was a municipal seat (with a population of 6408 inhabitants in 1801).HistoryBetween 1163 and 1855, with a population around 6408, it was the municipal seat of a municipality consisting of Louriceira, Malhou, Alcobertas, Fráguas, Abrã, Alcanede and Arneiro das Milhariças.During the Roman occupation, the region of Alcanede constituted the western limit of the Santarém colonia; it was a secondary Roman transit roadway.Afonso Henriques donated the village of Alcanede to Gonçalo Mendes de Sousa, while the ecclesiastical rights were transferred to the Monastery of Coimbra, in 1163, resulting in the construction of a religious temple that records referred to as Santa Maria de Alcanede. The first prior was Father Fernão Anes .In 1179, the castle's garrison assisted Fuas Roupinho to defeat Moorish incursions and attacks on the Castle of Porto de Mós, and in 1187 King Sancho I donated the castle in Alcanede to the militia in Évora .King Ferdinand had the castle remodelled in 1370, at the same time while the men of Alcanede participated in the public works in the Castle of Santarém. In 1372, Vasco Fernandes de Camões was appointed the Alcaide-mor of the Castle of Alcanede, just as the garrison allied itself with the Master of Aviz . Alcanede is in Santarem District. Plan your holiday in Alcanede and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Portugal trip planning tool.
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