What about Portugal?
Some facts about Portugal include the fact that over 230 million people speak Portuguese and Portugal produces half of the world's cork. Portugal is also the home of the largest Santa Claus parade.
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Portugal is next to Spain, in the south of Europe. Is the most westcountry in this continent. A good country for vacations with thebeautiful landscapes, beatches and hills. In Europe, Portugal is southwest of Spain. Portugal is right next to Spain (both of these nations are part ofwhat is known as… the Iberian Peninsula) at the western end ofEurope. Portugal is located in southwestern Europe. Portugal and Spain makeup the Iberian Peninsula. The latitude of the Iberian Peninsula is 40'00 North . Its longitude is 5'00 West . Portugal is bordered by Spain on the east and north. The AtlanticOcean borders Portugal on the south and west. Portugal is in southern Europe and it occupies most of the westernside coast of the Iberian Peninsular, which it shares with Spain. (MORE)
The city of Lisbon is Portugal's capital city, it's also thelargest and most important in commercial and cultural terms,besides of the most populated. Lisbon is also regarded as one ofthe major economic and touristic centers of Europe.
As upset about the global economy crysis, as outraged about the war and as unhappy with our local government as any other country out there. So... doing fine.
The health system in Portugal has undergone great changes.. Recently a great ammount of medical facilities were shut down due to low turn-out, focusing the technology and resources in greater city centers in an attempt to muster better economic-efficient results.. Civil servants are offered health… insurance for the time being, but it is estimated that it will soon be revoked and remand the insurance applications to the private sector.. There was a rule established for maximum allowed cash payment for each day a patient spends at a hospital of 5 euro, not counting major surgery or other significant fees.. Public clinics are substancially cheaper than the private sector, as they are supported partially by the state. For example, I would pay 30 euro for a simple visit in a clinic and only about 2 euro in a state-run facility. (MORE)
A president named Cavaco Silva and the prime minister Jose Socrates . Jose SÃ³crates, from the Portuguese Socialist Party, its the Portuguese Prime-Minister. The President is Cavaco Silva, from the Portuguese Social-Democracy Party
Portugal is a wonderful european country, with many traditions and ancient customs. A tasteful cuisine, magnificent landscapes, nice people, and an advanced culture. Many amazing places to visit, lovely songs to listen. Castles and ancient cities are worthwhile to visit as well. text by Jim west70 (…That's all I know about Portugal without consulting Wikipedia( (MORE)
Yes, the Portuguese democracy has the position of "Presidente da RepÃºblica" (President of the Republic), who is the head of state and the commander-in-chief. The current holder of the title is AnÃbal Cavaco Silva, and the next election is in January 2011.
They like to wear things like us but different. They do not have a traditional costum or something like that. .
According to the CIA World Factbook, Portugal's major exports are agricultural products, food products, wine, oil products, chemical products, plastics and rubber, hides, leather, wood and cork, wood pulp and paper, textile materials, clothing, footwear, machinery and tools
Portugal has a mediterranean agriculture structure.. Mainly there're olives, wines, tobbaco, corn, wheat, rice, oranges, grapes, olive oil.... In Madeira islands and in Azores grows: pineapples, bananas, wine, exotic fruits
there are many types of rivers in Portugal some are man made naturally made and many more however i heard that the abaido river is in Portugal and is a lovely site and a very nice place to visit to..... thank you for reading my answer and i hope you get a lot of information from it and the …sizing and setting is done clearly for you so you can see it clearly and read clearly thank you agian (MORE)
There was a recent election to vote on the 7 wonders of Portugal. - The Belem Tower in Lisbon. - Jeronimos' Monestery in Lisbon. - The Bone Chappel in Evora. - The Sintra Palace in Sintra. - GuimarÃ£es Castle in GuimarÃ£es. - Tower of Clerigos in Porto. Are a few I can remember fr…om the top of my head. (MORE)
In 2005 Portugal's top imports were machinery and transport equipment ; manufactured goods ; mineral fuels ; lubricated materials ; chemicals and related products. Portugal spent $18,794,858,000 [USD] for machinery and transport equipment. Manufactured goods cost $9,700,383,000 [USD]. Minera…l fuels cost $8,969,637,000 [USD]. Chemicals totalled $6,459,846,000 [USD]. (MORE)
Yes. Portugal has been an independent country since 1640. It recently became a Constitutional Republic in 1974.
The flag of Portugal has a two-color field that's unequally divided between about 2/5 dark green and 3/5 scarlet red. Centered over the color boundary between green and red is a version of the national coat of arms. The coat of arms shows the Portuguese shield without laurel wreaths, on top of an a…rmillary sphere, wihch is a model of a celestial sphere. The armillary sphere is yellow outlined in black. The red shield has a white border. There are seven castles in the red area, with three at the top and two on each side of the shield. A smaller white shield is centered over the red area. Within the white shield are five smaller blue shields forming a cross with three across the middle and one each above and below the central blue shield. Within each blue shield are five white circles in three rows, with two in the first and third rows and one in the middle row. There has been much controversy over the meaning of the green and red colors. As an important astronomical and navigational instrument for Portuguese sailors, the armillary sphere refers to the Age of Discoveries. The Portuguese shield has been present in almost every historical flag, except during the reign of Afonso I [July 25, 1109-December 6, 1185]. The small blue shields are linked to the Miracle of Ourique in 1139, when the future Afonso I defeated five Moorish kings. The circles in each blue shield represent Christ's five wounds. The seven castles traditionally represent the capture of seven Moorish fortresses by Afonso III [May 5, 1210-February 16, 1279]. But the number is a popular belief without a firm basis. The flag was adopted as the official national flag on June 30, 1911. green red and a little bit of yellow around the shields green=hope red=the blood of the troops This one: http://www.flags.net/images/largeflags/PORT0001.GIF Seriously, you could have googled it. (MORE)
No! They are on the same peninsula but are two different countries touching each other!
Mainland Portugal is around 349 miles [562 kilometers] in length from the northernmost point in the village of Cevide in the North Region [RegiÃ£o Norte] to the southernmost point in Cabo de Santa Maria [Cape St. Mary] in the Algarve Region [RegiÃ£o Algarve].
To name just a few, from the highest to the lowest: Serra do Pico, Serra da Estrela, Pico Ruivo, Pico do Arieiro, Serra do GerÃªs, Serra do Larouco, Serra do Montesinho, Serra da Peneda and Serra do MarÃ£o.
yes there are polkadotted mountains in Portugal. and remember they are strawberry shaped you have to realise the strawberry is pointy bit face down, so they all have a huge overhang at the bottom.
Portugal is a country, so it doesn't eat anything, but the Portuguese people do eat. Portuguese people eat many different things, but you will find many fish dishes since it is a country very connected (culturally and physically) with the ocean. Actually some studies say that Portugal is the 3rd co…untry that most consume fish per capita in the world, being Iceland and Japan the top 2. Portugal also has a vast variety of meat dishes. Being the "chouriÃ§o", "linguiÃ§a" and "enchidos" in general one of the pride products of Portugal. Other thing that you might find different in Portugal is that Portuguese people love soup. Soup is a essential dish in Portugal, you will find it everywhere, there are some fast food chains that specialize in it and only sells soup dishes. Bread is also very important and you will find a huge variety of it everywhere. Portugal is a Mediterranean country facing the Atlantic ocean, so you will find that the country follows the usual Mediterranean cuisine. Olive oil, garlic, tomatoes and onions are the base of most dishes. (MORE)
Most of the time it's very hot over there. If you want daily weather, you might wanna check out the msn weather website and type in lisbon, Portugal
Portugal WAS in 2001 98.0% Portuguese 1.5% Other White 0.3% Maghreb or Muslim 0.1% Black 0.1% Other In 2012: 99.1% EUROPEAN DESCENT (2050: 94%) -96.1% Portuguese (By 2050, will drop to nearly 75%) -1.6% Ukrainian (Very High fertility and migration; prjctd. to be 15% by 2050!) …-0.7% Spaniard (Virtualy 0.76 TFR and high EMMIGRATION rates, 0.1% by 2050 -0.7 Other White/European 0.5% MUSLIM WORLD (2050: 4%) -0.3% Maghreb -0.2% Turk/Other 0.4% Other -0.2% Black (2050: 1%) -0.1% Asian (2050: 0.5%) -0.1% Mixed Race/Other (2050: 0.5) (MORE)
Portugal used to make business with India, but the Arabian countries closed their frontiers stopping the Portuguese ships to pass. Portugal had to find another way to get there so they went around Africa. In little time they settle colonies in the continent so it would be faster. The discover of Bra…zil was more of a lucky shot. (MORE)
The obvious answer is: the sea. Historically they were explorers, discovering and owning "half" of the world at some point. It's known as the country of the navigators after all.
Yes, Portugal is located in Europe. Portugal is in Europe. It is also a member of the European Union.
The adjective from Portugal is Portuguese. Portuguese is the name of the language of Portugal, for example.
Summers are hot and dry throughout Portugal, particularly in theAlgarve, which experiences very little rain. But refreshing seabreezes make conditions pleasant. Winters are cold and wet,particularly in the northern and west coast regions. Spring andautumn are good times to visit because of cheaper r…ates at hotelsand less crowded beaches, restaurants and golf courses. Lisbon has a warm climate, with sunny spring and summer days whentemperatures frequently reach 85ÂºF (30ÂºC) or above. Winters are wetand windy, temperatures averaging around 50ÂºF (10ÂºC). Mainland Portugal's climate is Mediterranean . TheMediterranean climate is named for the climate that typifiescountries that surround the Mediterranean Sea. It also is known asthe area of the Old World where olive trees grow because olivetrees flourish in this climate. (MORE)
Portugal is not a city. It is a small country in Europe next to Spain and the Atlantic Ocean.
Portugal was not discovered. Portugal was pioneer in The Discoveries! Portugal was not discovered ... Portugal is an European country and as such it had advanced civilizations for millenniums living there . The term "discovered" only applies to more isolated countries and continents like Oceania and… America not European countries that were the center of western advanced civilization. (MORE)
Portugal is bordered by Spain, and the Atlantic Ocean. . Portugal is bordered by Spain, and the Atlantic Ocean. . Portugal is bordered by Spain, and the Atlantic Ocean. . Portugal is bordered by Spain, and the Atlantic Ocean. . Portugal is bordered by Spain, and the Atlantic Ocean. . Portu…gal is bordered by Spain, and the Atlantic Ocean. (MORE)
OlÃ¡. (It is customary, here, to say 'Bom dia' during the morning, 'Boa tarde' during the afternoon and 'Boa noite' for the evening and night time. 'Como esta' literally means 'how are you'. This may follow each of the salutations. 'OlÃ¡ ' is normally used with people who are a little more than… an acquaintance. My having said that, I use ' olÃ¡ ' virtually most of the time! FRC) (MORE)
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AntÃ³nio de Oliveira Salazar (or just Salazar) was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968 and during that time he was considered a dictator creating an oppressive regime called "Estado Novo" (New State) that controlled Portugal from 1932 to 1974. The dictatorship in Portugal ended in Ap…ril 25, 1974, after the a Revolution (Carnation Revolution). Portugal is now a democratic country. (MORE)
In 1143 with the Treaty of Zamora, signed by both the King of Castille and the first king of Portugal.
Portugal had its own colonies! Brazil in South America was one.There were also some colonies in Africa and Macau in China.
Serra da Estrela [Mountain Range of the Star] is in the Guarda District in north central Portugal. It's the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal. It's 6,539 feet [1,993 meters] above sea level at its highest point. The highest point is a plateau, not a summit. The torre [tower] which marks t…his point is accessible by a paved road. (MORE)
Yes, there is a democracy in Portugal. The current president is Anibal Antonio Cavaco Silva, who was elected in 2006.
You have high mountains, forests, plains, beaches, a little bit of everything minus the desert haha
Portugal is land's end in extreme southwestern Europe , where it's bordered by Spain on the north and east sides, the Atlantic Ocean on the west, and the Mediterranean Sea on the south.
The hospitality, the great great wine, weather, beaches,latino-corrupto mentality, smugglers tradition and fantastic foodand relaxed attitude, both of which take in the best of manyMediterranean cultures.
Yes, there is definitely civilization in Portugal. My family is from the islands of Portugal.
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Well it depends. I get up at 7:15 to go to school. I have breakfast, I take a Shower and I dress myself to be there at 8:30. I take the metro, it's a 15 min ride from my house to my school, after 5 min walking to the transport. There is also traffic like every other country and movement all over the… city. (MORE)
if you do your research on Portuguese wildlife, you will take a journey into a wondrous land of many animals. the relaxed climate of Portugual provides habitat for animals such as sea birds, a variety of turtles, and typical beach rats. those are just a few that live on the coastal areAs; however, P…ortugal has its share of deserts too. though small, they still hold lizards, even some wildebeasts burrow in the winter there. (MORE)
Portugal doesn't have any official mascot, but Galo de Barcelos which means Barcelos Rooster is usually used as a symbol of Portugal. Barcelos is a Portuguese city and its popular for one legend about a rooster. The Barcelos Rooster image is very different and stylized and if Portugal would have a…n official Mascot Barcelos Rooster would be it. (MORE)
Well, in 1128 the, soon to be the first Portuguese King, D. Afonso Henriques created the Portucalense county after a war against his mother's armys the king, in 1143, against the wishes of the Pope created Portugal.
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Portugal is on the west of Europe and it is on the west of theIberian peninsula.
The equator does not go through Portugal. Portugal is north of theequator. No part of Portugal is less than about 2,550 miles fromthe equator. The point in Portugal that's closest to the equator isin about the same position (latitude) as Hampton VA, SpringfieldMO, and Fresno CA.
Nobody "discovered" Portugal. Portugal became a single political entity in the late 11th centuryand throughout the 12th century gained consciousness of politicalindependence from any kind of vassalage, except of the Pope'sprotection.