Tomar, Santarém District, Centro Region, Portugal


🇵🇹 Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in the Santarém district of Portugal.

The town of Tomar was created inside the walls of the Convento de Cristo, constructed under the orders of Gualdim de Pais, the fourth Grand Master of the Knights Templar of Portugal in the late 12th century.

Tomar was the last Templar town to be commissioned for construction and one of Portugal's historical jewels. The town was especially important in the 15th century when it was a centre of Portuguese overseas expansion under Henry the Navigator, the Grand Master of the Order of Christ, successor organisation to the Knights Templar in Portugal.

Tomar lies in the most fertile region of Portugal, and one of the most fertile in the whole of the Iberian Peninsula: the Ribatejo ("by the river Tagus") meadows. It is located in the district of Santarém. The predominant landscape is agricultural, consisting of olive, pine and fig trees.

The seat of the municipality is the city of Tomar, which comprises the parishes of Santa Maria dos Olivais and São João Batista. Tomar is also the capital of the Médio Tejo (Mid-Tagus river) region.

The Nabão River cuts across what was the ancient city of Nabantia: its inhabitants are called Nabantinos.

Parishes Administratively, the municipality is divided into 11 civil parishes (freguesias): • Além da Ribeira e Pedreira • Asseiceira • Carregueiros • Casais e Alviobeira • Madalena e Beselga • Olalhas • Paialvo • Sabacheira • São Pedro de Tomar • Tomar (São João Baptista) e Santa Maria dos Olivais • Serra e Junceira.


Tomar has a population of over 20,000 people. Tomar also forms the centre of the wider Tomar municipality which has a population of over 40,677 people. Tomar is situated near Santarém.

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Tomar has links with:

🇩🇪 Emden, Germany 🇮🇱 Hadera, Israel
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Antipodal to Tomar is: 171.587,-39.604

Locations Near: Tomar -8.41282,39.6037

🇵🇹 Leiria -8.812,39.744 d: 37.5  

🇵🇹 Santarém -8.683,39.233 d: 47.3  

🇵🇹 Alcobaça -8.981,39.549 d: 49.1  

🇵🇹 Coimbra -8.429,40.212 d: 67.6  

🇵🇹 Figueira -8.85,40.15 d: 71.3  

🇵🇹 Figueira da Foz -8.851,40.151 d: 71.4  

🇵🇹 Caldas da Rainha -9.135,39.407 d: 65.7  

🇵🇹 Vila Franca de Xira -8.983,38.95 d: 87.7  

🇵🇹 Castelo Branco -7.492,39.822 d: 82.4  

🇵🇹 Montijo -8.9,38.683 d: 110.6  

Antipodal to: Tomar 171.587,-39.604

🇳🇿 Richmond 173.183,-41.333 d: 19780.1  

🇳🇿 Nelson 173.284,-41.269 d: 19780.8  

🇳🇿 Stratford 174.283,-39.333 d: 19781.7  

🇳🇿 Whanganui 175.05,-39.932 d: 19716.9  

🇳🇿 Porirua 174.84,-41.131 d: 19691.4  

🇳🇿 Wellington 174.767,-41.283 d: 19687.6  

🇳🇿 Hutt 174.917,-41.217 d: 19681  

🇳🇿 Lower Hutt 174.917,-41.217 d: 19681  

🇳🇿 Upper Hutt 175.05,-41.133 d: 19676  

🇳🇿 Canterbury 171.58,-43.543 d: 19577  

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