Beira Province

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Historic six provinces

Beira Province is one of the historic provinces of Portugal.

1832 the area became divided into

1936 the area became divided into three provinces:


The most important cities within the borders of the traditional province are: Coimbra, Aveiro, Leiria, Viseu, Castelo Branco, Guarda, Figueira da Foz, Covilhã and Pinhel.

The main river is the Mondego; other rivers include the Vouga, Dão, Côa, Zêzere and Paiva. The largest mountain range is Serra da Estrela – Portugal's highest – other ranges being the Caramulo, Marofa, Gardunha, and Bussaco.