Moura, Portugal

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Flag of Moura
Coat of arms of Moura
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
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
District/A.R. Beja
 • Mayor José Pós de Mina (CDU)
 • Total 958.4 km2 (370.0 sq mi)
 • Total 16,411
 • Density 17/km2 (40/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 8
Municipal holiday Saint John
June 24

Moura (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmowɾɐ]) is a city and a municipality in the District of Beja in Portugal with a total area of 958.4 km² and a total population of 16,411 inhabitants. The city itself had a population of 8,459 in 2001.[1]

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 touristic guides), The Fronteiro-Mor.


Moura houses with typical Alentejo landscape in the background

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 11 civil parishes (freguesias):[2]

Town Twinning[edit]


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

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