Portugal

Country Portugal
Capital Lisbon
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Portuguese & Mirandese

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Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of its wealthiest colony of Brazil in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

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Here's Why Portugal Is All Over Your Instagram Feed - HuffPost

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Here's Why Portugal Is All Over Your Instagram Feed
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Mario Fernandes, a co-creator and the editor of GoLisbon (named for Portugal's capital), told HuffPost he has seen increased interest in traveling to Portugal in the past five years, particularly in the last two or three. Cindy Goldberger, a travel ...

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Portugal hits Super Bock with RPM chargesheet - Global Competition Review

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Portugal hits Super Bock with RPM chargesheet
Global Competition Review
... to Facebook Share to Email. Portugal hits Super Bock with RPM chargesheet. istock/Instants. Portugal's Competition Authority has sent a statement of objections to the brewer Super Bock Group and six of its directors for alleged resale price ...



NPS arquitectos turns an early 20th-century building in portugal into a timber loft - Designboom

NPS arquitectos turns an early 20th-century building in portugal into a timber loft
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the 'studio c' project by NPS arquitectos is a refurbishment on the ground floor of an early 20th-century building in the center of the city of figueira da foz, portugal. adapted into a loft, the space once a small broom factory keeps the ...



"Tivo Makes Peace With Altice Portugal " - Light Reading

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"Tivo Makes Peace With Altice Portugal "
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The union of Altice Portugal and TiVo is an endorsement to our leadership in delivering the ultimate entertainment experience to consumers worldwide, said Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief IP officer, Rovi Corporation, a TiVo company ...
TiVo Settles Patent Skirmish with Altice in PortugalMultichannel News
TiVo renews multi-year licence with Altice PortugalTelecompaper

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Former Syracuse basketball player Kris Joseph signs with pro team in Portugal - Syracuse.com

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Former Syracuse basketball player Kris Joseph signs with pro team in Portugal
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Syracuse, N.Y. -- Kris Joseph, the former Syracuse University basketball player, has signed with a pro team in Portugal. The Portugese team SL Benfica announced that it had signed Joseph on its Twitter page on Monday. Bem-vindo, Kris Joseph! [?].



In pictures: Portugal's lingering influence in Zanzibar - BBC News

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In pictures: Portugal's lingering influence in Zanzibar
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Portugal colonised parts of the East African coast in the early 1500s - and Zanzibar remained part of its empire for about 200 years. Khamis Ali Juma, from the Pemba museum, says Pujini village - where the festival was mainly held - was one of the ...



Portugal fires: British expats heartbroken as lives shattered by Algarve blaze - Express.co.uk

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Portugal fires: British expats heartbroken as lives shattered by Algarve blaze
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Civil Protection workers said yesterday the seven-day blaze, which began near the village of Monchique a half-hour drive north of the coast, had been stabilised. More than 20 firefighters were among 42 people injured and around 300 people were ...



Portugal fires finally extinguished after seven days - The Independent

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Portugal fires finally extinguished after seven days
The Independent
The Independent Travel. Raging fires in Portugal's southern region have finally been extinguished. Temperatures fell overnight in the popular Algarve region where the fires have wreaked havoc, but concern remained that strong winds could reignite the ...
Portugal, Spain get upper hand over major wildfiresABC News
Portugal fires: Algarve STILL burns despite dropping temperatures - is it safe for travel?Express.co.uk
Algarve surveys damage as Portugal's wildfires continue to threateneuronews
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Vacation in Portugal the Less-Obvious Way - Wall Street Journal

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Vacation in Portugal the Less-Obvious Way
Wall Street Journal
When I brought my family for their first visit to Portugal this summer, I wanted to break away from the throngs milling around the capital and along the coast, and go somewhere we'd have more contact with the place I remembered. We decided on the rural ...



Algarve on maximum fire alert - The Portugal News

The Portugal News

Algarve on maximum fire alert
The Portugal News
The advisory comes after as a result of prevailing weather conditions, which continue to reveal a lack of humidity, rising temperatures and blustery conditions in the evening. Elsewhere in Portugal, a further 22 areas have been placed on maximum fire ...