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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 arborization is agricultural and comprises the olive tree, the pine and the fig treeTomar is historically one of the prime industrial and commercial centres of Portugal. Tourism is an important source of revenue, since the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a commercial centre with many shops and considerable local attractiveness. The main industries today are paper, wood products, foodstuffs, ceramics, and other light industries. The main agricultural products of the municipality are olive oil, wine, wheat and nuts.

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