When did Portugal be named Portugal?
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 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)
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.
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.
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 …Angola, Brazil, even Mexico. (MORE)
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.
Maria, Ana, JosÃ©, Miguel, Catarina, Joana, JoÃ£o, Filipa, Mariana, Pedro, AntÃ³nio, Beatriz, GonÃ§alo Allowed names in Portugal is here: http://www.dgrn.mj.pt/civil/NomesAdmit.pdf
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)
Torre dos ClÃ©rigos . Torre de BelÃ©m . Castelo de Ãbidos . Mosteiro dos JerÃ³nimos . Castelo da Feira - Santa Maria da Feira . Castelo do MarvÃ£o . Castelo de Palmela . PalÃ¡cio Nacional de Queluz - Queluz . RuÃnas de ConÃmbriga . Seteais . Castelo de GuimarÃ£es . Pa…lÃ¡cio da Pena . To name a few. (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)
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
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)
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…s 26 equipes que participaram terminaram em 25o, a frente apenas dos pobres Jamaicanos que nao conseguiram se qualificar por causa do acidente. LOL. A Disney poderia ter feito um filme sobre eles ao invez dos Jamaicanos, teria sido mais engracado... "Corridas Geladas" LOL. E Terrinha.... 25.Portugal I 3:55.50 5 Antonio Reis Joao Poupada Joao Pires Rogerio Bernardes. Source: http://www.todor66.com/olim/1988w/Bobsleigh_Fours.html (MORE)
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.
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…ortuguese and Galician speakers or in Spanish, Portuguese and Galician forms. For example, the way in which the name 'Ocegueda' is spelled tends to be considered a local or regional variant on the Spanish feminine noun 'cequera' for 'blindness'. But the word in Portuguese is similar: 'cegueira' . (MORE)
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…ber 15, 1931]. 4. Vicente da Fonseca Lucas [b. September 24, 1935]. 5. Germano Luiz de Figueiredo [December 23, 1932-July 14, 2004]. 6. Fernando Peres da Silva [b. January 8, 1942]. 7. Ernesto Figueiredo [b. July 6, 1937]. 8. Joao Lourenco [b. April 8, 1942]. 9. Hilario Rosario da Conceicao [b. March 19, 1939]. 10. Mario Esteves Coluna [b. August 6, 1935]. 11. Antonio Jose Simoes da Costa [b. December 14, 1943]. 12. Jose Augusto Pinto de Almeida [b. April 13, 1937]. 13. Eusebio da Silva Ferreira [b. January 25, 1942]. 14. Fernando da C onceicao Cruz [b. August 12, 1940]. 15. Manuel Almeida Duarte [ b. May 29, 1945]. 16. Jaime da Silva Graca [b. January 10, 1942]. 17. Joao Pedro Morais [b. March 6, 1935]. 18. Jose Augusto Torres [b. September 8, 1938]. 19. Custodio Joao Pinto [b. February 9, 1942]. 20. Jose Alexandre da Silva Baptista [b. February 17, 1942]. 21. Jose Carlos da Silva Jose [b. September 22, 1941]. 22. Alberto Augusto Antunes Festa [b. July 21, 1939]. (MORE)
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 .
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.
When the Arabians invaded Portugal they found many oranges. in Arabic oranges are called 'bortugal' so they named it after that. by shahriar uddin
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… makes more sense to consider the Galicians as Romance. (MORE)
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…s Eve as well at midnight. (MORE)
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
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)
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
It was MarquÃªs de Pombal, in February 12, 1761, the same man responsible for the reconstruction of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake. King JosÃ© I was in charge.
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.
Portugal is not a monarchy. It has been a republic since 1910. The closest claiment to the old throne is Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza.
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… De Luca. 15. FW. Douglas Serti. 16. DF. Branko Majstorovic. 17. DF. Dominic Antonini. 18. MF. Marco P Vergara. 19. MF. Richard Asante. 20. MF. Adrian Pena. 23. DF. Marko Bedenikovic. 26. FW. Jarek Whiteman . (MORE)
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)
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…ltural revolution. With the use of fire, they are now burning down their old huts and using abandoned rafts to construct new more artistic and eye-pleasing structures. These structures often house some of the finest artwork crafted with stone by the people of this up and coming nation. (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)
The national stadium is EstÃ¡dio do Jamor, and the largest stadium is EstÃ¡dio da Luz (Benfica's home)
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)
The name is a meridian. It is located 371 Spanish Leagues west of the Cape Verde Islands.
The local current is 220 volts and ground connection is made by a 2 pin plug.
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.
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… 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. (MORE)
The English surname Portugal is first found in Oxfordshire, England , where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor.
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 …city per capita. For the "normal" Portuguese cities I would expect Porto to surpass Lisbon in per capita wealth. (MORE)