A town and a municipality in
southeastern Portugal near the border with
The population in 2011 was 2,917,
in an area of 575.36 km².
It is the least densely populated municipality
The municipality is limited on the north by Mértola Municipality,
on the east by Huelva
Province in Spain, on the southeast by
Municipality, on the southwest by Tavira Municipality
and on the west by Loulé
Municipality and Almodôvar Municipality.
The administrative center is the town of
Alcoutim, located at the extreme eastern part of
the municipality on the Spanish frontier, just
across the Guadiana
River from the Spanish town of Sanlúcar
de Guadiana in Huelva Province.
The Moorish Alcoutim Castle,
located in the municipality, dates from the 14th
The municipality is located in
the northeast corner of Faro District.