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Vila Franca de Xira

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Feb 11, 2022

Vila Franca de Xira is a city and municipality in Ribatejo, Portugal.

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Vila Franca de Xira (VEE-luh FRUHN-kah d(ih) SHEE-ruh, /ˈvi.ɫɐ ˈfɾɐ̃.kɐ dɨ ˈʃi.ɾɐ/) municipality has 136,886 residents (2011). It is the southernmost municipality to spread across both banks of the River Tagus. Most of the population lives west of the river. To the east is mostly farmland and nature reserves. There is evidence of settlement dating back to neolithic times. The city is known for its bull-running festivals.

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