Alenquer - Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member god_herodes
N 39° 03.000 W 009° 01.000
29S E 498557 N 4322325
Quick Description: Alenquer, Portugal, gave its name to Alenquer in Brazil
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 12/20/2010 11:14:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMABQA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Alenquer in Portugal:

Alenquer is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 304.2 km² and a total population of 42,932(2008 census) inhabitants. The municipality is composed of 16 parishes, and is located in the District of Lisbon.

The name Alenquer is said to derive from the Germanic "Alen Ker" meaning the Temple of the Alans, and the city itself is, legend says, is said to have been established by the Alanian king Attaces.[1]. The Alans' dog, the Alaunt, is represented in the city's coat of arms. This is nothing but a legend, though, as there have been settlemenst in the area before Roman times[2], and these were also established there, namely in the location of Ierabriga or Lerabriga[3]. The city's castle, however, may have been established by the Alans, or maybe the Visigoths[4].

Alenquer received its Foral in 1212 by the hand of Infanta (Princess) Sancha, Lady of Alenquer, daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal.

Alenquer in Brazil:

Alenquer, Brazil is a town and municipality in the state of Pará in the Northern region of Brazil. Accordingly with the last census (November 2010), it has about 52.714 inhabitants. This town has lots of natural beauties. Among these are the Bridal Veil waterfall, 25 meters, Precious, 45 meters, and Paradise Valley much visited by tourists and the population. Alenquer also has a rocky formation eroded by the wind, giant carved figures, where primitive people made inscriptions and designs to date have not deciphered, is the City of the Gods, which is 45 km from the city.
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