Beja is a municipality in the Alentejo Region in Southern Portugal with a population of 35,734 inhabitants. It is the capital of both the District of Beja composed of 14 municipalities and the Region of Baixo Alentejo.

Population diversity

The most important ethnic group – the Portuguese population – represents 73 per cent of the municipality’s inhabitants. Regular migrants account for 3.5% of the total population, the largest minority group being Roma (1.73%) followed by Brazilians, Ukrainians, Moldovans and Romanians. According to the answers provided in the ICC index questionnaire, there are other unrecorded migrant groups in Beja.



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