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Santarem, Portugal

Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.

Santarem is one of Europe most popular destinations, and is well known for the quantity of cultural related attractions and monuments that the city has embraced. Santarem is a Portuguese municipality with 64,124 inhabitants. It is the capital of the district of Santarem. The present Mayor is Francisco Moita Flores, elected by the social democratic party. The municipal has a holiday on March 19th. It has a area of 560.3 square kilometers and a population  of  64,124. It has a density of 14 per square kilometers.
The region of Santarem has been inhabited since pre-historic times, first by the Lusitani people, and then by the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Portuguese Christians. Of the various legends related to the foundation of Santarem, the most famous tells of the Visigoth Saint Iria, who was supposedly martyred in Tomar and whose uncorrupted body reached Santarem.

The name of the town would be a miss pronunciation of Santa Iria. The city of Santarem stands on a plateau, on the right bank of the Tagus river, 65 kilometers northeast from Lisbon. Santarem is also said to be as the town of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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