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Évora

(ĕ`vôrə), town (1991 pop. 38,938), capital of Évora dist. and of Altro Alentejo, S central Portugal. It is the commercial center of a fertile agricultural area. Cork and textiles are produced and iron, copper, and marble are mined. Called Ebora and Liberalitas Julia (after Julius Caesar) in Roman times, the temple of Diana there is an impressive ruin. Évora was an episcopal see early in the Christian era and later a center of trade under the Moors. It was recovered by the Portuguese under Gerald the Fearless (Geraldo Sem-Pavor) in 1166. After 1385 it was for many years the favorite seat of the Portuguese court. The old cathedral (12th–13th cent.) is a fine example of Romanesque style. The former Jesuit university (1559–1759) now houses a high school. It is the site of the Univ. of Évora.
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With doors wide enough to allow access to the tiny rear seats, the Evora might prove troublesome in supermarket parking bays and limited storage provision and the absence of a glovebox mean there's little room for oddments.
41) On the other hand, Soares interpreted Evora as further proof of the need to distance great noblemen from the royal administration, and rely more on professional officials who were wholly dependent on the crown.
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Lotus, a United Kingdom-based automaker, is launching its updated Evora 400 in the United Kingdom and across mainland Europe.
It enables the new Lotus Evora 400 to lap the challenging test track at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, a scintillating six seconds faster than the previous model.
Embraer has made the first metal cut of the E-jets E2, second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial jets at its Evora plant in Portugal.
Barely 100 Garvonesa were left when the Swiss couple decided to sell up their brewery business in Winterthur and buy 70 hectares of farmland in Portugal's Alentejo region, 20 miles south of Evora, to fulfil a dream.
Fortunately, there are plenty of wonderful sites in Evora to visit and walk off such a delicious meal, such Fortunately, there are plenty of wonderful sites in Evora to visit and walk off such a delicious meal, such as the second century Templo Romano, more commonly referred to as the Temple of Diana, the fabulous aqueduct that sweeps around the town and the gruesome Capela dos Ossos - Chapel of Bones - a large room adorned with the bones of more than 5,000 monks from the 16th century.
YOU do not need to be a member of the super-rich to drive a supercar, as the relatively affordable 162mph Lotus Evora will testify.