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Ribatejo

Former name for the Portuguese wine-growing region of Tejo; see there.

Wine-growing area in the centre of Portugal northeast of Lisbon. Until 2009 it was called Ribatejo. It is the only inland area between Extremadura in the west and Alentejo in the east. The fertile alluvial soils near the river are mainly used to grow vegetables, fruit and rice. The area is therefore also known as the "Garden of Lisbon". For a long time, the river Tagus, which strongly shapes the landscape, was the traditional main supply route for bringing products from the interior to the port city of Lisbon. The huge area covers a total of 25,000 hectares on both banks of the river that gave its name to the region, which is classified as an...

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