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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 is the climate like in Beja?

The climate in Beja (the hottest district capital city in Portugal) is influenced by its distance from the coast. Although mild by European standards, Beja has relatively cool winters, while summers are long and hot.

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 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 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 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.

Who are the Beja?

Numbering about 1.9 million in the early 21st century, the Beja are descended from peoples who have lived in the area since 4000 bce or earlier. Some of the Beja speak a Cushitic language they call To Bedawi, and some speak Tigre; many also speak Arabic. Many converted to Christianity in the 6th century, but most have been Muslim since the 13th.

What to do in Beja?

If you’ve visited Museu Visigótico, your admission fee will include entry to Queen Eleonor Regional Museum (Museu Regional de Beja). It is the oldest museum in Portugal and is located in Convento de Nossa Senhora da Conceição. The museum will charm you, with its tiled walls, beautifully painted ceilings and stunning engraved altars.

Why was Beja important to Carthage?

Béja was extremely desirable, not only because of its fertile soil but because of its geographic location. It was at the doorway of the mountains and it was the crossroad for Carthage and Tunis going toward Cirta and Hippone . Béja has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate ( Köppen climate classification Csa ).

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.

During the month of May and October you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F). Other facts from our historical climate data: When is summer in Beja?

Does it snow in Beja?

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