town, west-central Portugal. The town is located 70 miles (115 km) north of Lisbon, a few miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. It originated as the Roman town of Collippo and was captured by the Moors early in the 8th century. After its reconquest in 1135 by Afonso I, a Romanesque church was built that still remains, as does a well-preserved medieval castle (restored c. 1300). The first Portuguese printing press was established there in 1466. An episcopal see, Leiria has a Renaissance cathedral. The town is an agricultural trade centre for a fertile farming area (wine, olives, corn [maize], sheep) and also has a wide range of manufacturing and other industries. Pop. (2001) 49,987.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Leiria — Géolocalisation sur la carte : Portugal …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Leiria — (Portuguese pronunciation: [lɐjˈɾi.ɐ]) is a city in Leiria Municipality in the Centro Region, Portugal. It is the capital of Leiria District. The city proper has 50,200 inhabitants and the entire municipality has nearly 120,000. It is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Leiria — Wappen Karte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Leiria —   [lei ria],    1) Stadt in Portugal, Verwaltungssitz des Distrikts Leiria, am Liz, 27 500 Einwohner; katholischer Bischofssitz. Die Lage an der Straße Porto Lissabon hat vielseitige Industrie in den Vorortgemeinden (Kunststoff, Glas, Zement,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • LEIRIA — LEIRIA, city in W. central Portugal. Its Jewish community first came to notice in 1378 when the Jews complained to the king of their ill treatment by the gentile inhabitants, particularly during Holy Week. In 1492 after the expulsion from Spain,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Leiria — Leiria, 1) Bezirk der portugiesischen Provinz Estremadura; 2) Stadt darin, am Liz u. dem Einfluß der Lena, unweit dem Ocean; hat altes Castel, Kathedrale, Bischof, geistliches Seminar, Mineralquellen, großen Markt im März, Glasfabrik; 2000 Einw …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Leiria — (spr. lĕría), Hauptstadt des gleichnamigen portug. Distrikts der Provinz Estremadura, im schönen Tal der Liz, an der Eisenbahn Lissabon Figueira da Foz, Bischofssitz, hat unter andern 2 gotische Kirchen, ein verfallenes Schloß, den ehemaligen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Leïria — Leïrīa, Distriktshauptstadt in der portug. Prov. Estremadura, am Liz, (1900) 4488 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Leiria — Para otros usos de este término, véase Edeta. Leiria Bandera …   Wikipedia Español

  • Leiria — Original name in latin Leiria Name in other language Leiria, Lejrija, QLR, Vieira de Leiria, lyyryh, Лейрия State code PT Continent/City Europe/Lisbon longitude 39.74362 latitude 8.80705 altitude 33 Population 45112 Date 2011 08 28 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Leiria — 1 Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Leiria Country and Admin Code PT.13 PT 2 Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Leiria Country and Admin Code PT.13.1009 PT …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”