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Avis is a town and municipality in Alto Alentejo, Portugal.

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View of Avis, including two castle towers.

Avis (uh-VEESH, /ɐ.ˈviʃ/) municipality has 3,813 residents (2021 preliminary). The walled city, partially preserved, was home to the Knights of the Order of Aviz. The Order grew into the House of Aviz, the Kingdom of Portugal’s second dynasty. Today it gives its name to one of Portugal’s highest military honours.

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