What is Portugal?

  • (noun): A republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil).
    Synonyms: Portuguese Republic


Portugal i/ˈpɔrtʃʉɡəl/ (Portuguese: Portugal, ; officially the Portuguese Republic, Portuguese: República Portuguesa) is a country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are Portuguese territory as well. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose Latin name was Portus Cale.

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Black Legend - Elements - 16th Century - Portugal
... Philip, at the time also king of Portugal, was accused of cruelty for his hanging on yardarms of supporters of the rival contender for the throne of Portugal, on the Azores islands ...
Portugal - Culture - Sport
... Football is the most popular sport in Portugal ... are among the numerous examples of other world-class football (soccer) players born in Portugal and noted worldwide ... Selecção Nacional – finished second in Euro 2004 (held in Portugal), reached the third place in the 1966 FIFA World Cup, and reached the fourth place in the 2006 FIFA ...
List Of Presidents Of Portugal
... of the 20 heads of state in the history of Portugal since the October 5, 1910 revolution that installed a republican regime ... includes not only those persons who were sworn into office as President of Portugal but also those who de facto served as head of state since 1910 ...
Spa Town - Portugal
... Portugal is well known by famous spa towns throughout of the country. ...