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The territorial extension is different from that of the area called "The Beiras", which refers to three provinces of 1936, which also include area from Estremadura Province.
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.
In 1832 this province was divided into
In 1936 these were divided among three provinces, one of which contained area that was not included in Beira Province:
- Beira Alta Province - "natural" regions of Beira Alta and Beira Transmontana
- Beira Baixa Province,
- Beira Litoral Province - in the south containing parts of medieval Estremadura Province
Sometimes collectively referred to as "the Beiras".
In 1976 the provinces were abolished leaving only the 18 districts.
- Beira Alta Province:
- Beira Baixa Province:
- Beira Litoral Province:
1976 postal code areas divide the area in
Law 19/98 which was proposed in 1998 divided the area into
- Beira Litoral
- Beira Interior
postal code regions yellow Beira Litoral, brown Beira Interior
- Centro, Portugal
- Beira, Mozambique
- Prince of Beira, a former royal title
- Beiras VR, a wine region
- Administrative divisions of Portugal