A province of Moslem Iberia, lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tejo (Tagus), later forming the northern districts of the old Portuguese province of Estremadura and the southeast of Beira.   It was temporarily gained for the Kingdom of León in the early 1090s but lost as the Almoravids advanced, and only with their decline did it pass to Portugal in the 1130s and 1140s.

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