Amareleja

amareleja

What does Amareleja mean?

Amareleja ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐmɐɾɨˈleʒɐ] or [ɐmɐɾɨˈlɐiʒɐ]) is a Portuguese civil parish of the municipality of Moura, in the district of Beja. The population in 2011 was 2,564, in an area of 108.56 km².

Is Amareleja hot or cold?

It is one of the driest and hottest municipalities in Portugal. Like the rest of Alentejo and Ribatejo, Amareleja is extremely prone to heat waves in the summer months and has recorded one of the highest temperatures ever recorded in Europe at 47.4 °C (117.3 °F).

When did Amareleja become a village?

Amareleja ceased to belong to the jurisdiction of Évora on 23 August 1842 and began to pertain to the district of Beja. On 4 April 1990, in decree 513/V, Amareleja was elevated to the status of village, although the population was less than the 3,000 residents required by law (2758).

What happened to Amareleja?

Amareleja was a victim of Spanish pillaging during the Restoration Wars; 300 mounted soldiers entered the village and sacked the homes, left, and returned later to re-sack the populace, which put up no resistance.

What does Amareleja mean?

Amareleja ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐmɐɾɨˈleʒɐ] or [ɐmɐɾɨˈlɐiʒɐ]) is a Portuguese civil parish of the municipality of Moura, in the district of Beja. The population in 2011 was 2,564, in an area of 108.56 km².

Is Amareleja hot or cold?

It is one of the driest and hottest municipalities in Portugal. Like the rest of Alentejo and Ribatejo, Amareleja is extremely prone to heat waves in the summer months and has recorded one of the highest temperatures ever recorded in Europe at 47.4 °C (117.3 °F).

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