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Alcantara, Alcântara (Portuguese), Alcántara (Spanish), Alcàntara, Alcàntera, El-Qantarah and (El) Kantara are all transliterations of the Arabic word al qantara (القنطرة), meaning "the bridge". It can be found not only in Arab countries, but also in the Iberian Peninsula, where the name persisted past the Reconquista, and Latin America, derived from Iberian place names and other places that were under Arab influence in the past.

It may refer to:

People

Places

Algeria

Brazil

Chile

Cyprus

Egypt

Italy

Philippines

Portugal

Spain

Venezuela

Other uses

Cognate names

  • Alcantarilla (diminutive of Alcántara), a municipality in Murcia, Spain
  • Alcantarilha (diminutive of Alcântara), a parish in Portugal

See also