Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Covilhao, a Portuguese town in the provinco of Lower Beira, on a small tributary of the Tagus, near the Sierra da Estrella, 30 miles N. of Castello Branco, and 15 miles S.W. of Guarda. A brown linen is manufactured in the town, as well as woollen goods and hats. In the neighbourhood are hot sulphurous springs. Pedro de Covilhao, who travelled in 1490 to India and Abyssinia, was born here.