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Évora is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 56,596, in an area of 1307.08 square kilometres.

Due to its well-preserved old town centre, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, and a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods, including a Roman Temple, Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.

Évora (altitude 300 m) is situated in Alentejo, a large region of wide plains in the south of Portugal, bordered on the North by the Tagus River and on the South by the region of Algarve. The city is 140 kilometres (87 miles) from the capital city Lisbon, and 80 kilometres (50 miles) from Badajoz at the Spanish border. It is the chief city of the region.

The seat of the municipality is the city of Évora, composed by the civil parishes of Évora (São Mamede, Sé, São Pedro e Santo Antão) in the historical centre and the urban parishes of Bacelo e Senhora da Saúde and Malagueira e Horta das Figueiras outside the ancient city walls where most of the population in fact reside. The remaining civil parishes in the municipality are rural or suburban and do not form part of the city for statistic purposes. The city's historical centre has about 4,000 buildings and an area of 1.05 square kilometres (0.41 square miles).

(Source: Wikipedia)

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