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  1. Alcantara a.k.a. Alcántara is a municipality in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain, on the Tagus, near Portugal. The toponym is from the Arabic word al-QanTarah meaning "the bridge".
  2. Alcantara a.k.a. Alcântara is a civil parish of the city and municipality of Lisbon. Its name is derived from the Arabic, meaning the bridge, and refers to an ancient Roman bridge that once existed there, until the reign of John V. Located in the southwestern corner of Lisbon, along the northern margin of the Tagus River, Alcântara had a population in 2011 of 13,943, in an area of 5.07 km².
  3. The Alcantara is a river in Sicily. It has its source on the south side of Monti Nebrodi and its mouth in the Ionian Sea at Capo Schiso in Giardini-Naxos. The river is 52 kilometres long.
  4. Alcantara a.k.a. Alcântara, Maranhão: Alcântara is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Maranhão. The city has a population of 22,359, and is 30 km away from the state's capital, São Luís.
  5. Alcantara a.k.a. The Alcântara Launch Center is a satellite launching base of the Brazilian Space Agency in the city of Alcântara, located on Brazil's northern Atlantic coast, in the state of Maranhão. It is operated by the Brazilian Air Force. The CLA is the closest launching base to the equator. This gives the launch site a significant advantage in launching geosynchronous satellites, an attribute shared by the Guiana Space Centre.
    • also known as Centro de Lancamento de Alcantara, Alcântara
    • official website: www.cla.aer.mil.br

There are other places with in their name, like Mojo Alcantara.

Characters

  1. Alcantara is a fictional character from the 1971 film My Name Is Rocco Papaleo.
  2. Alcantara a.k.a. Alcántara is a fictional character from the 2000 film The Sea.

Music

"Alcantara" is a musical album of Amina Alaoui.

Miscellanea

Alcantara is a tradename given to a composite material used to cover surfaces and forms in a variety of applications. It can be described as an artificial substitute for suede leather. The material was developed in the early 1970s by Miyoshi Okamoto, a scientist working for the Japanese chemical company Toray Industries, and was based on the same technology of their other product Ultrasuede, produced around the same time. Around 1972, a joint venture between Italian chemical company ENI and Toray formed Alcantara SpA in order to manufacture and distribute the material. The company is now owned by Toray and Mitsui.

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Google previewA Statistical and geographical survey of Spain and Portugal ... (1814)

ALCANTARA is a fortified town on the Tagus, not far from the frontiers of P it gal. It derives its name (which signifies a stone) from an old bridge built there in the days of the Emperor Trajan. There are good manufactures of cloth. ALBUaLERqLE ...

Google previewBrazil (2010)

by Regis St. Louis, Gary Chandler

Sleeping & Eating Alcantara is a straightforward day trip from ...

Google previewStatistical and Geographical Survey of Spain and Portugal (1808)

Alcantara is a fortified town on the Tagus, not far from the frontiers of Port! gal ...

Google previewThe American Magazine (1888)

Alcantara is a suburb of Lisbon and a station on the Suez Canal. The Alcacarias of Lisbon may be compared with Al Ahzar in Cairo. There are numberless common words of pure Arabic still in use, and the wonder is that the whole character of ...

Google previewFrank Leslie's Popular Monthly (1888)

Alcantara is a suburb of Lisbon and a station on the Suez Canal. The Alcagarias of Lisbon may be compared with A1 Ahzar in Cairo. There are numberless common words of pure Arable still in use, and the wonder is that the whole character ...

Google previewFrank Leslie's Sunday Magazine (1889)

Alcantara is a suburb of Lisbon and a station on the Suez Canal. The Alcaçarias of Lisbon may be compared with Al Ahzar in Cairo. There are numberless common words of pure Arabic still in use, and the wonder is that the whole character of ...

Google previewTHE PENNY MAGAZINE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE (1835)

Butler* Journal, Alcantara is a small frontier city of great strength in ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

ALCANTARA, a town of Spain, in the province of Estremadura, on the left bank of the Tagus, over which is a magnificent bridge. It is in long. 6. 10.

Google previewNotices Of Engravers, And Their Works, Being The Commencement Of A New Dictionary ... Containing Some Account Of Upwards Of 300 Masters (1831)

by William Young Ottley

Peter of Alcantara, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

ALCANTARA, a city of Spain, in the province of Estremadura, on the frontiers of Portugal; 7. o. W. long. 39. 10. N. lat. Knigfilt os Alcantara, a military order of Spain, which took its name from the above- mentioned city.

Google previewThe Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

ALCANTARA, in Geograjilzy, a small but strongly fortified town _of Spain in Estremadura, situated in a fertile country on the banks of the river Tagus. It takes its name, which signifies a stone-bridge, from an old bridge, erected in the time of ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, John Joseph Wynne, Thomas Joseph Shahan

San Vicente, Alcantara, Herrera de Alcantara, Valencia de Alcantara, Paimogo, Verm, Cadovos, Puente Barjas, La Guardia, Salvatierra, Tuy, Fregeneda, Albergucria, Aldca del Obispo, Barba del Puerco, Alcafiices, Fermoselle and Pedralva.

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

ALCANTARA, al-kan'ta-ra (Ar. al, the + kantarah, bridge). Sometimes identified, but erroneously, as the Norba Cresarea of the Romans.

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Scrabble value of A1L1C3A1N1T1A1R1A1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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