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What does Beja mean in Portuguese?

Beja ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɛʒɐ] ( listen)) is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 35,854, in an area of 1,146.44 km 2 (442.64 sq mi).

What is the population of Beja?

Beja ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɛʒɐ] ( listen)) is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 35,854, in an area of 1,146.44 km 2 (442.64 sq mi). The city proper had a population of 21,658 in 2001.

What is Beja famous for?

Situated on a 277-metre (909 ft) hill, commanding a strategic position over the vast plains of the Baixo Alentejo, Beja was already an important place in antiquity. Already inhabited in Celtic times, the town was later named Pax Julia by Julius Caesar in 48 BCE, when he made peace with the Lusitanians.

What happened to the city of Beja?

It was attacked and occupied by the Portuguese and the Spanish armies during the Portuguese Restoration War (1640–1667). Beja became again the head of a bishopric in 1770, more than a thousand years after the fall of the Visigothic city. In 1808 Napoleonic troops under General Junot sacked the city and massacred the inhabitants.

What is the population of Beja in Portugal?

The population in 2011 was 35,854, in an area of 1,146.44 km 2 (442.64 sq mi). The city proper had a population of 21,658 in 2001. The municipality is the capital of the Beja District. The present Mayor is Paulo Arsénio, elected by the Socialist Party with an absolute majority in the 2017 Portuguese Local Elections.

What is the capital of the Beja District?

The municipality is the capital of the Beja District. The present Mayor is Paulo Arsénio, elected by the Socialist Party with an absolute majority in the 2017 Portuguese Local Elections. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.

What is Beja famous for?

Situated on a 277-metre (909 ft) hill, commanding a strategic position over the vast plains of the Baixo Alentejo, Beja was already an important place in antiquity. Already inhabited in Celtic times, the town was later named Pax Julia by Julius Caesar in 48 BCE, when he made peace with the Lusitanians.

What happened to the city of Beja?

It was attacked and occupied by the Portuguese and the Spanish armies during the Portuguese Restoration War (1640–1667). Beja became again the head of a bishopric in 1770, more than a thousand years after the fall of the Visigothic city. In 1808 Napoleonic troops under General Junot sacked the city and massacred the inhabitants.

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