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BEJA Administrative district (distrito) in southern Portugal, named after its capital.   It lies between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean and is north of the Algarve.    Before 1833 it had been the south of Alentejo province. Some of the Portuguese princes … Continue reading

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Alto Alentejo

ALTO ALENTEJO Upper Alentejo.   New Portuguese province during the Salzarist era, lying south of the Tagus, in the lands of the districts of Portalegre and Evora, which continued to function as administrative areas.   It was formed from the north of … Continue reading

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ALENTEJO    Or, ALEMTEJO. Old province in the south, though not the far south, of Portugal;  its name means beyond the Tejo (Tagus);  it was sometimes called Entre Tejo e Guadiana (i.e. between those two rivers).   Between the 1130s and 1230s … Continue reading

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