Lezíria Sul - Portugal
Posted by: tmob
N 38° 57.034 W 008° 58.302
29S E 502452 N 4311291
Quick Description: The South Lezíria is owned by the Companhia das Lezírias and is a privileged area for birdwatching
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/18/2012 4:43:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMDHJN
«Companhia das Lezírias
is the largest agriculture, cattle and forest farmstead in Portugal, covering the marshlands of Vila Franca de Xira, Charneca do Infantado and Pauis (Belmonte, Lavouras and Magos), totaling about 18,000 hectares.
The Lezíria [marshy land] lies between the Tejo and the Sorraia Rivers and is divided by the road Recta do Cabo (E.N. 10 - Vila Franca de Xira/Porto Alto) into north and south Lezíria.
The north Lezíria consists of about 1,300 hectares which are operated indirectly (tenant farmers).
The south Lezíria totals about 5,200 hectares, of which 3,000 are operated indirectly (tenant farmers) and about 2,000 are used for pastures and fodder production.
Charneca do Infantado and Pauis both total an area of about 11,500 hectares.»
South Lezíria is part of the Natural Reserve of the Tagus Estuary.
Coordinates are from one of the entrance gates.