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Basic information about Portugal
Portugal (Portuguese: [puɾtuˈɣaɫ]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa), is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Portugal–Spain border is 1,214 km (754 mi) long and considered the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union. The republic also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. The land within the borders of current Portugal has been continuously settled and fought over since prehistoric times. The Celts and the Romans were followed by the Visigothic and the Suebi Germanic peoples, who were themselves later invaded by the Moors. These Muslim peoples were eventually expelled during the Christian Reconquista of the peninsula. By 1139, Portugal had established itself as a kingdom independent from León. In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded Western influence and established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers. 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 Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. After the 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy, the democratic but unstable Portuguese First Republic was established, later being superseded by the \Estado Novo\ right-wing authoritarian regime. Democracy was restored after the Portuguese Colonial War and the Carnation Revolution in 1974. Shortly after, independence was granted to all its colonies, with the exception of Macau, which was handed over to China in 1999. This marked the end of the longest-lived European colonial empire, leaving a profound cultural and architectural influence across the globe and a legacy of over 250 million Portuguese speakers today. Portugal maintains a unitary semi-presidential republican form of government and is a developed country with an advanced economy, and a high living standard, having the 18th highest Social Progress in the world, putting it ahead of other Western European countries like France, Spain and Italy. It is a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, OECD, NATO and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. Portugal is also known for having decriminalized the usage of all common drugs in 2001, the first country in the world to do so. However, drugs are still illegal in Portugal.Portugal (Portuguese: [puɾtuˈɣaɫ]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa), is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Portugal–Spain border is 1,214 km (754 mi) long and considered the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union. The republic also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. The land within the borders of current Portugal has been continuously settled and fought over since prehistoric times. The Celts and the Romans were followed by the Visigothic and the Suebi Germanic peoples, who were themselves later invaded by the Moors. These Muslim peoples were eventually expelled during the Christian Reconquista of the peninsula. By 1139, Portugal had established itself as a kingdom independent from León. In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded Western influence and established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers. 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 Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. After the 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy, the democratic but unstable Portuguese First Republic was established, later being superseded by the \Estado Novo\ right-wing authoritarian regime. Democracy was restored after the Portuguese Colonial War and the Carnation Revolution in 1974. Shortly after, independence was granted to all its colonies, with the exception of Macau, which was handed over to China in 1999. This marked the end of the longest-lived European colonial empire, leaving a profound cultural and architectural influence across the globe and a legacy of over 250 million Portuguese speakers today. Portugal maintains a unitary semi-presidential republican form of government and is a developed country with an advanced economy, and a high living standard, having the 18th highest Social Progress in the world, putting it ahead of other Western European countries like France, Spain and Italy. It is a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, OECD, NATO and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. Portugal is also known for having decriminalized the usage of all common drugs in 2001, the first country in the world to do so. However, drugs are still illegal in Portugal.
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Vila RealThe District of Vila Real (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ʁiˈaɫ], Portuguese: Distrito de Vila Real) is a district of northern Portugal. With an area of 4,239 km², the district is located east of the port city of Porto and north of the Douro River. Vila Real has always belonged to the historical province of Trás-os-Montes. Approximate population in the 2001 census was 230,000. The population has shown negative rates in recent years due to emigration and aging. Many of the villages have lost population and have become deserted while the district capital has gained in population.Show on map
SetubalThe District of Setúbal (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɨˈtuβaɫ] or [sɨˈtuβɐɫ], Portuguese: Distrito de Setúbal) is located in the south-west of Portugal, the District Capital is the city of Setúbal.Show on map
SantaremThe District of Santarém (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃tɐˈɾɐ̃j], Portuguese: Distrito de Santarém) is located in Centro Region, Portugal, the district capital is the city of Santarém. It has an area of 6747 km² (3rd largest in Portugal), and a population of 475,344 inhabitants.Show on map
PortalegrePortalegre District (Portuguese pronunciation: [puɾtɐˈlɛɣɾ(ɨ)], Portuguese: Distrito de Portalegre) is located in the south of Portugal. The district capital is the city of Portalegre.Show on map
LisbonLisbon District (Portuguese pronunciation: [liʒˈβoɐ], Portuguese: Distrito de Lisboa) is a district located in the South Central Portugal, the district capital is the city of Lisbon, also the national capital. From its creation until 1926, it included the area of the current Setúbal District.Show on map
LeiriaThe District of Leiria (Portuguese pronunciation: [lɐjˈɾi.ɐ], Portuguese: Distrito de Leiria) is located in Central Portugal. The District Capital is the city of Leiria which is also the largest city and most populous city.The district is composed by 16 municipalities:[C = city/cidade T = town/vila] \n* Alcobaça C \n* Alvaiázere T \n* Ansião T \n* Batalha T \n* Bombarral T \n* Caldas da Rainha C \n* Castanheira de Pêra T \n* Figueiró dos Vinhos T \n* Leiria C \n* Marinha Grande C \n* Nazaré T \n* Óbidos T \n* Pedrógão Grande T \n* Peniche C \n* Pombal C \n* Porto de Mós TShow on map
FaroFaro District (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈfaɾu], Portuguese: Distrito de Faro) is the southernmost district of Portugal, coincident with the Algarve. The administrative centre, or capital, is the city of Faro.Show on map
EvoraÉvora (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɛvuɾɐ] (13px listen)) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 56,596, in an area of 1307.08 km². It is the seat of the Évora District and capital of the Alentejo region. The present Mayor is Carlos Pinto de Sá of the CDU coalition. The municipal holiday is 29 June.Show on map
Castelo BrancoCastelo Branco District (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐʃˈtɛlu ˈβɾɐ̃ku], Portuguese: Distrito de Castelo Branco) is located in Central Portugal, the district capital is Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, although the city of Covilhã was once the largest city. It has an area of 6675 km² (4th largest in Portugal), and a population of 225 916 inhabitants.Show on map
BejaThe Beja District (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɛʒɐ]) is located in southern Portugal. The district capital is the city of Beja.Show on map
MadeiraMadeira (/məˈdɪərə/ mə-DEER-ə or /məˈdɛərə/ mə-DAIR-ə; Portuguese: [mɐˈðejɾɐ] or [mɐˈðɐjɾɐ]) is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal. Its total population was estimated in 2011 at 267,785. The capital of Madeira is Funchal on the main island's south coast. Madeira was claimed by Portuguese sailors in the service of Prince Henry the Navigator in 1419 and settled after 1420. The archipelago is considered to be the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of the Portuguese Age of Discovery, which extended from 1415 to 1542.Show on map
ViseuThe District of Viseu (Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈzew], Portuguese: Distrito de Viseu) is located in the Central Inland of Portugal, the District Capital is the city of Viseu.Show on map
Viana do CasteloThe Viana do Castelo District (Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈɐnɐ ðu kɐʃˈtɛlu], Portuguese: Distrito de Viana do Castelo) is a district located in the northwest of Portugal, bordered by Spain from the north and Braga District from the south. It has an area of 2,255 km² and a population of 252,011 (2006), for a density of 111.8 inhabitants/km². The district capital is the city of Viana do Castelo.Show on map
PortoThe District of Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu], Portuguese: Distrito do Porto), is located on the north-west coast of Portugal. The district capital is the city of Porto, the second largest city in the country. It is bordered by the Aveiro and Viseu districts to the south, Braga district to the north and Vila Real district to the east.Its area is 2395 km² and its population is 1,781,826.Show on map
GuardaThe district of Guarda (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡwaɾðɐ], Portuguese: Distrito de Guarda) is located in the Centro Region of Portugal, except Vila Nova de Foz Côa, which is in the Norte Region. The district capital and most populous city is Guarda.Show on map
CoimbraCoimbra (Portuguese pronunciation: [kuˈĩbɾɐ ~ ˈkwĩbɾɐ ]) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population at the 2011 census was 143,397, in an area of 319.40 square kilometres (123.3 sq mi).The fourth-largest urban centre in Portugal (after Lisbon, Porto and Braga), it is the largest city of the district of Coimbra, the Centro region and the Baixo Mondego subregion. About 460,000 people live in the Região de Coimbra, comprising 19 municipalities and extending into an area 4,336 square kilometres (1,674 sq mi).Show on map
BragancaBragança District (Portuguese pronunciation: [bɾɐˈɣɐ̃sɐ]; Portuguese: Distrito de Bragança; Mirandese: Çtrito de Bergáncia) is a traditional political division of Portugal, in the northeast corner bordering on Spain, covering 7.4% of the nations continental landmass. The capital of the district, Bragança, is 217 kilometres (135 mi) from Porto, the second largest town in Portugal, 107 kilometres (66 mi) from the Spanish town of Zamora and 169 kilometres (105 mi) from Salamanca, also in Spain. Bragança is administratively divided in twelve municipalities and 299 parishes located in the north-eastern part of Trás-os-Montes. As of the 2001 census, the total resident population was approximately 148,808.Show on map
BragaThe district of Braga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɾaɣɐ], Portuguese: Distrito de Braga) is a district in the northwest of Portugal. The district capital is the city of Braga, and it is bordered by the district of Viana do Castelo in the north, Vila Real in the east, and Porto in the south. Its area is 2,673 km² and it has a population of 831,368.Show on map
AveiroAveiro District (Portuguese pronunciation: [aˈvɐjɾu], Portuguese: Distrito de Aveiro) is located in the central coastal region of Portugal. The capital of the district is the city of Aveiro, which also serves as the seat of Aveiro Municipality and as the see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Aveiro, created 1938. Aveiro District borders to the north to Porto District, to the east to Viseu District, to the south to Coimbra District and to the west to the Atlantic Ocean.Show on map
AzoresThe Azores (/əˈzɔərz/ ə-ZOHRZ or /ˈeɪzɔərz/ AY-zohrz; Portuguese: Açores, [ɐˈsoɾɨʃ]), officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores (Região Autónoma dos Açores), is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 1,360 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, about 880 km (550 mi) northwest of Madeira, about 1,925 km (1,196 mi) southeast of Newfoundland, 3,175 km (1,973 mi) to Cape Verde, about 4,121 km (2,561 mi) east of New York City and about 6,392 km (3,972 mi) northeast of Brazil.Show on map