Moura, Portugal

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Moura
Moura houses and Alentejo landscape.jpg
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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
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Baixo Alentejo
DistrictBeja
Parishes8
Government
 • PresidentSantiago Macias (CDU)
Area
 • Total958.46 km2 (370.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total15,167
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidaySaint John
June 24
Websitehttp://www.cm-moura.pt

Moura (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmowɾɐ] (About this soundlisten)) is a city and a municipality in the District of Beja in Portugal, subdivided into 5 smaller states. 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] It has now around 11,000 inhabitants.

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.

Parishes[edit]

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

Town Twinning[edit]

Moura has cooperation agreements with the following cities:[5]

Other towns with the same name include:

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  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.
  5. ^ "Twinning Cities and Towns: Moura" (in Portuguese). Lisbon, Portugal: Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses [pt] [National Association of Portuguese Municipalities]. Retrieved 12 July 2020.

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