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Elvas is a Portuguese municipality, an episcopal city and frontier fortress of Portugal, located in the district of Portalegre in Alentejo. It is situated about 230 km east of Lisbon, and about 15 km west of the Spanish fortress of Badajoz, by the Madrid-Badajoz-Lisbon railway. The municipality population in 2011 was 23,078, in an area of 631.29 km². The city itself had a population of 15,155 in 2001.

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Google previewRecollections of the Peninsula ... [By J. M. Sherer.] Fourth edition (1825)

by Joseph Moyle SHERER

Elvas is a frontier town of strength, and boasts the protection of an impregnable out-fort (La Lippe), which is looked upon as a chef-d'oeuvre of skill in the art of fortification. The hospitals of our army were established in this town; and, in walking ...

Google previewThe Royal Military Chronicle (1811)

Or, the British Officer's Monthly Register, Chronicle, and Military Mentor

Elvas is a city (in Portuguese cidade, in Spanish ciudad). Villa, in both languages , signifies a market-town, though some villas are larger than many cities, as for instance, Madrid. Aldea, in both languages, signifies a village, though there are ...

Google previewThe Royal military chronicle; or, The British officer's monthly register, chronicle, and military mentor. Vol. 1-7 [2 issues of vol. 1, one without the engr. title-page dated 1811 and wanting all after p. 72 of the suppl. to vol. 1]; new ser (1811)

" Elvas is a city (in Portuguese eidade, in Spanish ciudadj.

Google previewA British Rifleman - the Journals and Correspondence of Major George Simmons, Rifle Brigade, during the Peninsular war and the campaign of Waterloo (2011)

by Major George Simmons

Elvas is a fortified town of Portugal, of considerable importance, and about four leagues from Badajoz. It is placed upon a rising piece of ground about a league from the Guadiana, and has two outworks to support the town. Fort de Lippe is ...

Google previewThe Forest of Comalva (1809)

A Novel; Containing Sketches of Portugal, Spain, and Part of France by Mary Hill (novelist.)

Elvas is a city, and an episcopal see; it has a fort, which commands the town, called Fort ...

Google previewA Geographical, Historical, And Commercial Grammar ... Illustrated With A Correct Set Of Maps (1819)

by William Guthrie

Elvas is a well-built town, in a mountainous situation, distinguished by its strength and defensibility.

Google previewDionysius - Erne (1837)

Elvas is a bishop's see, and the head town of a comarca, or district, of the same name. The town contains about 13,000 inhabitants, and has a fine cathedral, six parish churches, several convents and hospitals, and very extensive barracks, ...

Google previewThe Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1837)

Elvas is a bishop's see, and the head town of a comarca, or district, of the same name. The town contains about 13,000 inhabitants, and has a fine cathedral, six parish churches, several convents and hospitals, and very extensive barracks, ...

Google previewThe Penny Cyclopaedia. Volume. IX. (1837)

Elvas is a bishop's see, and the head town of a coinarca, or district, of the same name. The town contains about 13,000 inhabitants, and has a fine cathedral, six parish churches, several convents and hes itals, and very extensive barracks, ...

Google previewThe Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful Knowledge (1838)

by Society for the Difussion of Useful Knowledge

Elvas is a bishop's see, and the head town of a comarca, or district, of the same name. The town contains about 1 3,000 inhabitants, and has a fine cathedral, six parish churches, several convents and hospitals, and very extensive barracks, ...

Google previewThe Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1837)

Dionysius - Erne by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Elvas is a bishop's see, and the head town of a comarca, or district, of the same name. The town contains about 1 3,000 inhabitants, and has a fine cathedral, six parish churches, several convents and hospitals, and very extensive barracks, ...

Google previewA Handbook for Travellers in Portugal (1887)

With a Short Account of Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands by John Murray (Firm)

Elvas is an episcopal city of 14,000 inhab., the first prafa d'armas in the kingdom, and one of the strongest in Europe. In Spanish, Yelves On approaching the city we pass the aqueduct, which brings its water from a distance of a league.

Google previewSchool geography (1866)

by James Clyde

Elvas is a frontier fortress, opposite the Spanish one of Badajoz.

Google previewThe Medical Times and Gazette (1865)

A Journal of Medical Science, Literature, Criticism, and News

Elvas is a frontier town in the province of Alentejo. It lies about 125 miles to the east of Lisbon, and twelve miles west of Badajoz. It is situated on high ground, being on a hill in the midst of a wide plain. The town itself is placed between two forts ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

ELVAS, formerly JElves, is a city and frontier town of Portugal, in the province of Alentejo, situated on a hill covered with olive trees. The streets are irregular and narrow, and so full of dirt, that it is difficult to wade through them, even in dry ...

Google previewThe General Gazetteer Or Compendious Geographical Dictionary (1812)

by Richard Brookes

Elvas, a strong frontier city of Portugal, in Alentejo, and a bishop's fee, with a castle. Here is a cistern so large, that it will hold water enough for the town for fix months. The water is brought by a Moorish aqueduct, three miles in length, which in ...

Google previewA compendious geographical dictionary, containing a concise description of the most remarkable places ... The third edition, etc (1804)

ELVAS, a city of Alentej -J, containing, besides the cathedral, ,5 parish churches, 2 hospitals, and '7 convents, ...

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