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Almeida, a strong fortress in the province of Beira, Portugal, near the Coa river, and 113 miles N.E. of Lisbon. In 1808 it was surrendered by the French, but Massena recaptured it by a surprise in 1810. In 1811, after the hard-fought battle of Almeida, Wellington occupied the town again.