Santarém District

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District of Santarém
Coat of arms
Country Portugal
Region Centro
and Alentejo
Historical province Ribatejo
(partly Beira Baixa
and Beira Litoral)
No. of municipalities 21
No. of parishes 193
Capital Santarém
  Total6,747 km2 (2,605 sq mi)
  Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code PT-14
No. of parliamentary representatives 10

The District of Santarém (Portuguese : Distrito de Santarém [sɐ̃tɐˈɾɐ̃j̃] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a district of Portugal, located in Portugal's Centro Region. The district capital is the city of Santarém.


The district is the 3rd largest in Portugal, with an area of 6,747 km2 (2,605 sq mi), and a population of 475,344 inhabitants, giving it a population density of 70 people per sq. kilometer (180 people per sq. mile).


The district includes the following 21 municipalities.

Summary of votes and seats won 1976-2019

Summary of election results from Santarém district, 1976-2019

e    d  
PS 38.4627.3330.4438.4518.6221.7329.4345.8545.5538.4446.1633.7425.9332.9337.14
PSD 19.53In AD 24.7327.8447.9749.1631.0330.2338.1426.4327.0337.65In PàF 25.23
CDS-PP 13.9210.017.713.63.38.718.118.416.911.2112.314.7
PCP/APU/CDU 16.1221.7319.0220.0316.4212.619.819.5110.118.618.619.219.019.617.61
AD 41.0642.16
PRD 23.837.311.0
PàF 35.84
Total seats1312109
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições


the Aroeira 3 skull of a 400,000 year old Homo Heidelbergensis,
The oldest trace of human history in Portugal. Aroeira3.jpg
the Aroeira 3 skull of a 400,000 year old Homo Heidelbergensis,
The oldest trace of human history in Portugal.

The village of Almonda, within the civil parish of Zibreira, is noted for the Aroeira cave, where the 400,000 year old Aroeira 3 skull of a Homo Heidelbergensis was discovered in 2014. It is the oldest trace of human habitation in Portugal. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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  1. Phys Org, March 13, 2017, 400,000-year-old fossil human cranium is oldest ever found in Portugal
  2. Joan Daura et al.: New Middle Pleistocene hominin cranium from Gruta da Aroeira (Portugal). In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Online pre-release of 13 March 2017.
  3. The primitive man from Portugal, Article from 16 March 2017 des Hamburger Abendblatt, accessed on March 22, 2017
  4. Crânio de 400 mil anos é o fóssil humano mais antigo descoberto em Portugal 400,000 year old skull found the oldest human fossil in Portugal, Article from 13. March 2017 he Portuguese newspaper Público, accessed on March 22, 2017

Coordinates: 39°14′N8°41′W / 39.233°N 8.683°W / 39.233; -8.683