When did Portugal be named Portugal?

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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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Where is Portugal?

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 (MORE)

What about Portugal?

Some facts about Portugal include the fact that over 230 millionpeople speak Portuguese and Portugal produces half of the world'scork. Portugal is also the home of the largest Santa Claus parade.

Name four major-landforms in Portugal.?

Portugal has many major geographical features which are very significant, such as major moutnains, major ocean habitats, and major volcanoes in its islands of the Azores.

What is the most popular last name in Portugal?

We have many many popular last names, but I'll try and enumerate the ones which I think may be more common: Silva, Sousa, Santos, Costa, Ferreira, Pereira.. Some of them may seem familiar to you as they're also used in many latin countries that had historical contact with portuguese people such as (MORE)

How are you in Portugal?

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.

What are some common names in Portugal?

Maria, Ana, José, Miguel, Catarina, Joana, João, Filipa, Mariana, Pedro, António, Beatriz, Gonçalo Allowed names in Portugal is here: http://www.dgrn.mj.pt/civil/NomesAdmit.pdf

Health in Portugal?

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 (MORE)

Name monuments in Portugal?

Torre dos Clérigos . Torre de Belém . Castelo de Óbidos . Mosteiro dos Jerónimos . Castelo da Feira - Santa Maria da Feira . Castelo do Marvão . Castelo de Palmela . Palácio Nacional de Queluz - Queluz . Ruínas de Conímbriga . Seteais . Castelo de Guimarães . Pa (MORE)

Who governs Portugal?

A president named Cavaco Silva and the prime minister Jose Socrates . Jose Sócrates, from the Portuguese Socialist Party, its the Portuguese Prime-Minister. The President is Cavaco Silva, from the Portuguese Social-Democracy Party

What is Portugal like?

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 ( (MORE)

What is the name of the colony Portugal established?

Portugal had a widewpread colonial empire including:. Brazil . East Timor . Macau . Angola . Portugese East Africa . Portugese West Africa . Portugese Gold Coast . Bahrain . Goa . Barbados . Mombasa . Mozambique . Mumbai . Zambezia . Zanzibar

Does Portugal have a president?

Yes, the Portuguese democracy has the position of "Presidente da República" (President of the Republic), who is the head of state and the commander-in-chief. The current holder of the title is Aníbal Cavaco Silva, and the next election is in January 2011.

What to wear in Portugal?

They like to wear things like us but different. They do not have a traditional costum or something like that. .

What is exported from Portugal?

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

What does Portugal grow?

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

What rivers are there in Portugal?

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 (MORE)

What landmarks are in Portugal?

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. - Guimarães Castle in Guimarães. - Tower of Clerigos in Porto. Are a few I can remember fr (MORE)

What does Portugal import?

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 (MORE)

Is Portugal a country?

Yes. Portugal has been an independent country since 1640. It recently became a Constitutional Republic in 1974.

What is the flag of Portugal?

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 (MORE)

Did Portugal have a Bobsled team in 1988 What were the names of the team?

Yes, out of the 26 teams that joined, they've finnished 25th, ahead only of the poor jamaicans who couldn't qualify due to the accident. LOL. Disney should have made a movie about them instead of the Jamaicans, it would have been even funnier.... "Corridas Geladas" LOL. Oh little land.... Sim, da (MORE)

Besteiro a Portugal name?

Besteiro is the name given to a type of crossbow. If you ever meet an expert on medieval war arms he will tell you why this crossbow is famous.

Is Ocegueda a name from Portugal?

The name 'Ocegueda' may be a name from Portugal or from Spain. That's especially the case all along the Portuguese-Spanish border. Specifically, it's back and forth across Portugal's border with the extreme southwestern Spanish province of Galicia that one family's name may be found among Spanish, P (MORE)

What are the names of the Portugal 1966 World Cup Team?

Portugal took third place in the 1966 World Cup. The coach for the Portugal Squad was Otto Martins Gloria [January 9, 1917-September 4, 1986]. The Portugal Squad had 22 players. 1. Americo Lopes [b. March 6, 1933]. 2. Joaquim da Silva Carvalho [b. April 18, 1937]. 3. Jose Pereira [b. Septem (MORE)

What is the former name of Spain and Portugal?

The early history of Portugal, whose name derives from the Roman name Portus Cale which means the Port of the Celts, is shared with the rest of the Iberian Peninsula. The name Spain was derived from the ancient Roman name for Iberia, Hispania .

How did Portugal and Portland get there names?

Portland got its name when Lovejoy and Pettygrove, who bought his land from Overton, flipped a penny. Lovejoy lost, he had been rooting for Boston, Massachusetts, and Pettygrove who had rooted for Portland Maine won.

How did Portugal get its name?

When the Arabians invaded Portugal they found many oranges. in Arabic oranges are called 'bortugal' so they named it after that. by shahriar uddin

Name all the Wales in Portugal?

The people of Galicia in Portugal have made several applications to be considered a Celtic nation, and in fact B (the 'Celtic' bloodgroup) is prominent in the region. But Galicia is no more Brythonic than many other parts of Europe, and Portuguese is certainly not a Celtic language - so overall it (MORE)

What is the name of Christmas Dinner in Portugal?

Portugal Christmas dinner party is celebrated at Christmas Eve not at Christmas Day. It is called Ceia de Natal which include Dinner, Late Supper and tables full of goodies (traditional sweets and cakes, etc) for the family party that goes as late as 3/4 am. Christmas gifts are opened at Christma (MORE)

Where did the name Portugal come from?

it comes from the word portokal which means the orange and portokal is the name that the arab in andalucia named the modern town of porto back in the mid ages

What is the name of the soccer team in Portugal?

Their are 32 profesional teams in portual, the most known would be: FC Porto, SL Benefica , SC Braga and Sporting Lisabon. rimeira - Premier League (16 teams) Liga de Honra - Second League (16 teams)

Where is Portugal in Europe?

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.

What makes Portugal Portugal?

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.

Who is in Portugal fc?

No. Position Player . 1. GK. Mike Silva. 2. DF. Jamaal Smith. 5. MF. Luca Zucal. 6. DF. Frank Ruscetta. 7. MF. Marco Casalinuovo. 8. MF. Carlos Nogueira. 9. FW. Andrea Lombardo. 10. MF. Frankie Bruno. 11. FW. Luca Forno. No. Position Player . 13. MF. Sergio (MORE)

In the morning what do you do in Portugal?

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 (MORE)

What are the names of people from the war in Portugal?

Do you want to know the names of those who died or those who survived? Oh, wait. They are all dead now. Doesn't matter. Who cares since they are all dead? Tell your teacher that there are more important things to discuss such as Portuguese culture. Currently, the Portuguese are in the middle of a cu (MORE)

What wildlife is in Portugal?

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 (MORE)

What is Portugals mascot?

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 (MORE)

What part of Portugal does the name Quosai come from?

The name Quosai is not allowed in portuguese children, unless at least one of the parents is foreign. It is not in any way a portuguese name. Sounds middle-eastern, I think it was one of Saddam Hussein's kid's name.

How do you remove your name from a joint mortgage in Portugal?

You need to discuss that with the lender. Generally the only way to remove your name from a mortgage is to pay it off. You need to discuss that with the lender. Generally the only way to remove your name from a mortgage is to pay it off. You need to discuss that with the lender. Generally the only (MORE)

What is the name of the wealthy city in Portugal?

This is a difficult question to answer. Lisbon is by far the largest city and as a result has the most money. However, this does not make it the wealthiest city per capita in Portugal. I imagine that one of the resort towns in the Algarve which have wealthy British expats is probably the wealthiest (MORE)