Moura, Portugal

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Moura
Municipality
Flag of Moura
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Coat of arms of Moura
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Coordinates: 38°08′N 7°27′W / 38.133°N 7.450°W / 38.133; -7.450Coordinates: 38°08′N 7°27′W / 38.133°N 7.450°W / 38.133; -7.450
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Baixo Alentejo
Intermunic. comm. Baixo Alentejo
District Beja
Parishes 8
Government
 • President José Pós de Mina (CDU)
Area
 • Total 958.46 km2 (370.06 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 15,167
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-moura.pt

Moura (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmowɾɐ]) is a city and a municipality in the District of Beja in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 15,167,[1] in an area of 958.46 km².[2] The city itself had a population of 8,459 in 2001.[3]

The current Mayor is José Pós de Mina, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition. The municipal holiday is 24 June.

It is home to Moura Photovoltaic Power Station, one of Europe's largest solar-power facilities.

It is also home to one of the best historical restaurants in the region of Alentejo (being featured in various international travel guides), The Fronteiro-Mor.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

Moura houses with typical Alentejo landscape in the background

Town Twinning[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^ UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 79" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

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