Moura, Portugal

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Moura (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmowɾɐ] (listen)) is a city and a municipality in the District of Beja in Portugal, subdivided into 5 smaller states. The population in 2011 was 15,167,[1] in an area of 958.46 km2.[2] The city itself had a population of 8,459 in 2001.[3] It has now around 11,000 inhabitants.

Moura
Moura houses and Alentejo landscape.jpg
Flag of Moura
Coat of arms of Moura
LocalMoura.svg
Coordinates: 38°08′N 7°27′W / 38.133°N 7.450°W / 38.133; -7.450Coordinates: 38°08′N 7°27′W / 38.133°N 7.450°W / 38.133; -7.450
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Baixo Alentejo
DistrictBeja
Parishes8
Government
 • PresidentSantiago Macias (CDU)
Area
 • Total958.46 km2 (370.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total15,167
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidaySaint John
June 24
Websitehttp://www.cm-moura.pt

The current Mayor is José Pós de Mina, elected by the Unitary Democratic Coalition. The municipal holiday is 24 June.

It is home to Moura Photovoltaic Power Station, one of Europe's largest solar-power facilities.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

ClimateEdit

Moura has a Mediterranean climate with very hot, dry summers and mild winters. It is one of the driest areas in Portugal with just over 400 mm (16 in) of precipitation.

Climate data for Moura, 15 year period (between 1941 and 1991), 158 m (518 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14.3
(57.7)
15.9
(60.6)
18.7
(65.7)
21.1
(70.0)
24.9
(76.8)
30.2
(86.4)
34.2
(93.6)
34.1
(93.4)
30.2
(86.4)
24.3
(75.7)
18.5
(65.3)
14.5
(58.1)
23.4
(74.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.9
(49.8)
11.1
(52.0)
13.3
(55.9)
15.3
(59.5)
18.4
(65.1)
22.8
(73.0)
25.8
(78.4)
25.6
(78.1)
23.2
(73.8)
18.6
(65.5)
13.8
(56.8)
10.4
(50.7)
17.3
(63.2)
Average low °C (°F) 5.4
(41.7)
6.3
(43.3)
7.8
(46.0)
9.4
(48.9)
11.9
(53.4)
15.3
(59.5)
17.3
(63.1)
17.1
(62.8)
16.1
(61.0)
12.9
(55.2)
9.1
(48.4)
6.2
(43.2)
11.2
(52.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56.8
(2.24)
45.4
(1.79)
49.2
(1.94)
40.7
(1.60)
30.8
(1.21)
15.4
(0.61)
2.8
(0.11)
2.1
(0.08)
17.9
(0.70)
46.2
(1.82)
50.9
(2.00)
60.7
(2.39)
418.9
(16.49)
Source: IPMA[5]
Climate data for Contenda, 1971-2000 normals and extremes, altitude: 450 m (1,480 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 25.5
(77.9)
28.5
(83.3)
29.5
(85.1)
30.5
(86.9)
34.2
(93.6)
42.5
(108.5)
44.1
(111.4)
42.1
(107.8)
40.7
(105.3)
34.6
(94.3)
27.2
(81.0)
25.9
(78.6)
44.1
(111.4)
Average high °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
14.3
(57.7)
17.4
(63.3)
18.6
(65.5)
22.3
(72.1)
28.0
(82.4)
32.5
(90.5)
32.4
(90.3)
28.6
(83.5)
22.1
(71.8)
17.0
(62.6)
13.8
(56.8)
21.7
(71.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
10.4
(50.7)
12.6
(54.7)
13.7
(56.7)
16.6
(61.9)
21.2
(70.2)
24.8
(76.6)
24.7
(76.5)
22.3
(72.1)
17.5
(63.5)
13.4
(56.1)
10.5
(50.9)
16.4
(61.6)
Average low °C (°F) 6.0
(42.8)
6.6
(43.9)
7.9
(46.2)
8.7
(47.7)
10.9
(51.6)
14.3
(57.7)
17.1
(62.8)
17.1
(62.8)
15.9
(60.6)
12.9
(55.2)
9.6
(49.3)
7.3
(45.1)
11.2
(52.1)
Record low °C (°F) −5.0
(23.0)
−2.6
(27.3)
−3.0
(26.6)
0.8
(33.4)
2.5
(36.5)
6.3
(43.3)
8.9
(48.0)
9.0
(48.2)
6.4
(43.5)
3.4
(38.1)
0.2
(32.4)
−3.0
(26.6)
−5.0
(23.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 75.5
(2.97)
61.6
(2.43)
45.5
(1.79)
73.8
(2.91)
45.2
(1.78)
26.1
(1.03)
6.3
(0.25)
4.2
(0.17)
34.0
(1.34)
70.2
(2.76)
72.6
(2.86)
99.1
(3.90)
614.1
(24.19)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10.1 10.8 9.5 10.5 8.2 4.6 1.2 0.9 3.8 9.7 8.5 11.3 89.1
Source: Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera[6]

Town TwinningEdit

Moura has cooperation agreements with the following cities:[7]

Other towns with the same name include:

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. ^ UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 79" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Plano de Gestão das Bacias hidrográficas integradas na Região Hidrográfica 7" (PDF). APA. p. 114. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Monthly Averages for Contenda (1971–2000)" (PDF). IPMA.
  7. ^ "Twinning Cities and Towns: Moura" (in Portuguese). Lisbon, Portugal: Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses [pt] [National Association of Portuguese Municipalities]. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  8. ^ Eunice Muñoz, IMDb Database retrieved 10 June 2021.

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