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Beira

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  1. Beira is the second largest city in Mozambique. It lies in the central region of the country in Sofala Province, where the Pungue River meets the Indian Ocean. Beira had a population of 412,588 in 1997, which grew to an estimated 546,000 in 2006. It holds the regionally-significant Port of Beira which acts as a gateway for both the central interior portion of the country as well as the land-locked nations of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Beira was originally developed by the Portuguese Mozambique Company in the 19th century, and directly developed by the Portuguese colonial government from 1947 until Mozambique gained its independence from Portugal in 1975.
  2. Beira Province is one of the historic provinces of Portugal.
    • also known as Beira, Portugal; Beira Province

There are other places with in their name, like Beira Lake, Aguiar da Beira, Celorico da Beira, Moimenta da Beira, Vila Pouca da Beira, Beira Baixa Province, Beira Interior Norte, Aguiar da Beira Municipality and Celorico da Beira Municipality.

Character

Beira is a fictional character from Wicked Lovely.

Miscellanea

  1. The beira is a small antelope that inhabits arid regions of Somalia, Djibouti, and eastern Ethiopia.
  2. Beira is the name given by 20th-century folklorist Donald Alexander Mackenzie to the Cailleach Bheur, the personification of winter and the mother of all the gods and goddesses in Scottish mythology. She is associated with one of the Celtic creation myths and bears a similar role to Gaea in Greek mythology and Jord in Norse mythology.

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Google previewEbizguide Mozambique (2004)

by eBizguides (Firm)

Despite its tarnished image, Beira is a pleasant place with a lively central area with numerous colonial-era buildings and a relaxed ambiance.

Google previewThe Encyclopædia of Geography (1843)

Comprising a Complete Description of the Earth, Physical, Statistical, Civil, and Political by Hugh Murray, William Wallace, Robert Jameson, Sir William Jackson Hooker, William Swainson

Beira is a very extensive province or kingdom, filling nearly the whole centre of Portugal, between the Tagus and the Douro. Its surface presents considerable variety; the interior part has the usual mountainous character of Portugal, being ...

Google previewChanging Planet, Changing Health (2011)

How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It by Paul R. Epstein, Dan Ferber

Beira is a major port city in southeastern Africa and Mozambique's second largest urban center. It lies some seven hundred miles north of Maputo, the capital, in a floodprone ricegrowing region on the Mozambican coast. Although it is not a ...

Google previewA general view of the world (1807)

geographical, historical, and philosophical ; on a plan entirely new by Ezekiel Blomfield

Beira is an agreeable and fruitful province, in which are situated Coimbra, Viscu, Braganza, and Guard a. Coimbra, chiefly celebrated for its university, ...

Google previewModern Geography (1806)

A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies; with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles in All Parts of the World... by John Pinkerton

Beira is a large and fertile province ; and is rivalled in foil by Estremadura, which, like the Spanish province of the same name, is said to derive its etymon from having been an extreme •frontier towards the Moors in the south. Alentejo, having ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

Beira is a major rail terminus, with links extending to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Malawi. In particular, it is the main and most convenient port for both Zimbabwe and Malawi. The principal exports ...

Google previewIssues in Global Environment: Pollution and Waste Management: 2011 Edition (2012)

Lake Beira is a hypertrophic urban water body with a complex mixture of pollutants including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Microcystins,” investigators in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka report. “In this study, a suite of biomarker responses ...

Google previewThe Reinvention of Theatre in Sixteenth-century Europe (2017)

Traditions, Texts and Performance by T.F. Earle

Sem eira nem beira is a popular expression to describe someone who is homeless. Prestes transforms beira ('a place next door') into Beira (a region of Portugal) and adds another Portuguese name to this, creating a new meaning to the word ...

Google previewThe European Magazine, and London Review (1808)

Beira is a large and fertile province ; and is rivalled in soil by Estremadura, which, like the Spanish province of the same ...

Google previewSport & Tourism: A Reader (2007)

by Mike Weed

Linhares da Beira is a heritage site. It is recognised as such by the national government, and it is a key attraction in a regional tour of Portuguese historic villages. However, it has also become the unofficial national capital of paragliding.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Geography (1834)

Comprising a Complete Description of the Earth, Physical, Statistical, Civil, and Political ... by Hugh Murray

Beira is a very extensive province or kingdom, filling nearly the whole centre of Portugal, between the Tagus and the Douro. Its surface presents considerable variety; the interior part has the usual mountainous character of Portugal, being ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Africa (2010)

by Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates

Beira is located at the mouth of the Pungue and Buzi rivers on the Indian Ocean. Although the Portuguese explorer Pero da Covilh~a anchored near present-day Beira in 1487, it was not until 1891 that the Mozambique Company founded ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

The chief towns are Lourenco Marques, Mozambique, Quilimane, Inhambane, Beira, Chinde and Sofala, all separately noticed. The other European settlements are Chingune (see SOFALA), Angoxa and Ibo on the coast, and Sena, Tete and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine (2016)

by Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela

Dulce Esteves Beira Interior University, Portugal & CIDESD - Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health and Human Development, Portugal Paulo Pinheiro Beira Interior University, Portugal & NECE - Research Center in Business Sciences, ...

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