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Santarém – The Portuguese Gothic Capital

FACTS AND NUMBERS Area – 552.54 km2 Population – 63,563 Parishes – 18 Region – Ribatejo President – Ricardo Gonçalves (Social Democratic Party) Municipal Holiday – 19th March       SANTARÉM AND ITS HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Santarém has 3 000 years of History embedded in its hills. The town has had various names through the ages, such as: Scallabis, when it was founded, Presidium Julium, under the Roman domination, Sancta Irene (or Iria), with Receswinto and the Visigoths, Shantarin, during the

International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women – Orange your World in 16 Days!

1 in 3 women and girls experience violence in their lifetime! On November 25th is celebrated the International Day to End Violence Against Women! 1 in 3 women and girls experience violence in their lifetime! This is considered one of the most serious issues inside each household and within the global society. Everyday the basic rights of a human being are threatened in it’s own intimacy space, specially the rights of children, due to the fact that they daily witness violent