cover image

Beja, Portugal

Municipality in Alentejo, Portugal / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about Beja, Portugal?

Summarize this article for a 10 year old

SHOW ALL QUESTIONS

Beja (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɛʒɐ] ) is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 35,854,[1] in an area of 1,146.44 km2 (442.64 sq mi).[2] The city proper had a population of 21,658 in 2001.[3]

Quick facts: Beja, Country, Region, Intermunic. comm., Dis...
Beja
Castelo_de_Beja_2_%28cropped%29.JPG
Beja_Nostra_Senora_de_Concei%C3%A7ao.JPG
Castelo_de_Beja_-_Muralha_interior_%28cropped%29.jpg
Beja_Torre_de_Menagem.jpg
Pra%C3%A7a_da_Republica%2C_Beja_%281%29_%28cropped%29.jpg
Beja-37-1-stmaria-feira_%28cropped%29.jpg
Beja Castle, Nossa Senhora da Conceição Convent, Interior of Beja Castle, the Castle Watchtower, Republic Square, Santa Maria da Feira church
Flag of Beja
Coat of arms of Beja
LocalBeja.svg
Coordinates: 38°02′N 7°53′W
CountryFlag_of_Portugal.svg Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Baixo Alentejo
DistrictBeja
Parishes11
Government
  PresidentPaulo Arsénio (PS)
Area
  Total1,146.44 km2 (442.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total35,854
  Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayAscension Day (date varies)
Websitewww.cm-beja.pt
Close

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.[4] The municipal holiday is Ascension Day. The Portuguese Air Force has an airbase in the area – the Air Base No. 11.

Oops something went wrong: