quinta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2012

Alentejo - Economy

The Alentejo is known as the 'granary of Portugal'. Most cities live predominantly based on:
- Agriculture;
- Livestock;
- Wood.  
Although the tourism sector has been gaining increasing expression as well as all services associated therewitht.

Other important activities in the region are:  
- Production of regional products (typical cheeses, wines, smoked hams, sausages, etc.);
- Marble;
- Cork;
- Olive oil.

The Alentejo is characterized by its vast plains, with productive soils and a very specific eco-system, which are suitable for the cultivation of: citrus, grapes, olive, apples, wheat, cereals, watermelon, melon, herbs (parsley, coriander, mint, oregano, etc.), onions, lettuce, corn, potato, sunflower, tomato, beans, broad beans, peas, carrots, cabbage, etc.

                                  Source: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/1e4121/

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