Central Alentejo Intermunicipal Community, Portugal

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city: 166,726

Land area

7393 km2

Population density

23 inhabitants/km2

CIMAC – Intermunicipal Community of Central Alentejo - is an association of 14 municipalities located in the South of Portugal. Central Alentejo is a rural area, where about 10% of the population works in agriculture and around 82% (6000 km2) of the soil is used for agricultural proposes. The region, characterised by a typical Mediterranean flat landscape, produces wine, oil and cork.
With a population of 166 726 inhabitants, 63% of them live in urban areas. The larger urban areas correspond, in most cases, with the seat of the municipality, being the city of Évora (capital of the district) the major city, with around 42.000 inhabitants (25% of the population).
The main transport modal share in the region is represented by motorized private vehicles, which is also due to the insufficient public transport system from the main city (Évora), where jobs are concentrated, and other cities in the region. The city of Évora is an important tourist attraction as UNESCO world heritage place and University centre, and therefore with many connections to the Portuguese capital (highway, train and bus), but not to the other Portuguese cities. For most of these cities, public transport is only guaranteed by bus services.

Modal Split

Year 2011


Census 2011

Survey method:

National census of portuguese population - pendular journeys



Population (2011)



Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Ricardo Barros

Telephone: +351 266749420
Email: ptRicardo.barroscimac
City website:http://www.cimac.pt
Political representative: Hortênsia Menino, President

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

CIMAC has participated in the Poly-SUMP project together with other European regions.
The Region applied for the Portuguese Energy Efficiency Found and isl developing an Intermunicipal Mobility and Transports Plan/ SUMP during the year 2015, and also an Action Plan under Portugal 2020 (2016).

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