Territory and Border Municipalities
The Margem Esquerda do Guadiana is located in the southern Portugal and it gathers five municipalities – Mourão, Barrancos, Moura, Serpa and Mértola. To the West, its limit is the Guadiana River, to the East, the border with the Spanish regions of Extremadura and Andaluzia. This fact produced, and still does, very strong bonds between people on both sides of the border. Common family names, similar architecture and gastronomy, historic events that took place, involving the two nations.