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  Subdivisions of Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The district, although in process of being phased out because of the decentralization process, remain as the most relevant subdivision of the country, serving as a base for a series of administrative divisions like the electoral circles or the district football associations.
Portugal is divided into five regions, administred by the Commissions for Coordination and Regional Development (Comissões de Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Regional) in mainland Portugal, plus the two autonomous regions that are their own NUTS II regions.
District of Viseu (except for the municipalities of Cinfães, Resende, Armamar, Lamego, São João da Pesqueira and Tabuaço)
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 Wikipedia: Portugal
Portugal is a country in the extreme southwest of Europe, on the Iberian peninsula, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south, and Spain to the north and east.
Portugal emerged from the Reconquista as an independent kingdom in 1143.
Portugal is a fairly homogenous country linguistically, ethnically and religiously; Portuguese is spoken throughout the country, with only the town of Miranda de Douro's Leonese dialect recognised as a locally co-official language as Mirandese, Asturian in Spain is another Leonese dialect but not officially recognized by Spain.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/p/po/portugal.html   (1005 words)

 Portugal, Portugal
Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south.
Portugal traces its emergence as a nation to June 24, 1128, with the Battle of São Mamede by Afonso I. On October 5, 1143, Portugal was formally recognized.
Portugal developed an increasingly service-based economy and it was one of the eleven founding countries of the Euro in 1999, with very restrictive criteria, and began circulating its new currency on January 1, 2002 along with 12 other EU members.
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 Portugal - MSN Encarta
In addition to NATO, Portugal is a member of the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Western European Union (WEU), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Council of Europe.
In 1996 Portugal and six of its former colonies—Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe—formed the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (known by its Portuguese acronym, CPLP) in Lisbon.
Present-day Portugal became a part of the Roman province of Lusitania in the 2nd century bc.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558260_8/Portugal.html   (544 words)

 Portugal - SOCIETY
Portugal's full economic participation in the EC at the end of 1992, when it would no longer have the protection of high tariff barriers, added to social tensions and uncertainties.
In northern Portugal, for example, names and property were often passed on through the mother because of the absence abroad of male heads of households for long periods.
Portugal's increasing prosperity since the second half of the 1980s had not yet been sufficient to efface these districts, which looked as if they were part of the Third World.
www.mongabay.com /reference/country_studies/portugal/SOCIETY.html   (13385 words)

 Comparative Criminology | Europe - Portugal
Portugal was an important transshipment point for narcotics because of its geographic position near the North African coast and on the air routes between South America and Western Europe.
The existence in Portugal of an intelligence apparatus for political surveillance and control was as old as the modern state and dated at least from the sixteenth century.
Portugal is also a member of the Council of Europe's Pompidou Group, begun in 1971, which provides a Europe-level forum for the discussion and exchange of information on narcotics and narcotics-trafficking issues.
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /faculty/rwinslow/europe/portugal.html   (16795 words)

 Districts Portugal Europe Regional
Wildfires drop to a fifth of 2005 totalPortugal News, Portugal - Sep 8, 2006According to the Department of Forestry Resources (DGRF), northern Portugal was the...
January 2005 Like-a-local.com is active in the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and...
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 Top20Portugal.com - Your Top20 Guide to Portugal!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Portugal traces its emergence as a nation to 24 June 1128, with the Battle of São Mamede by Afonso I.
Portugal is a mixed economy, its per capita output stands at 76% of that of the leading Eurozone economies.
Portugal developed an increasingly service-based economy and it was one of the eleven founding countries of the Euro in 1999, with very restrictive criteria, and began circulating the new currency on January 1, 2002 along with twelve other EU members.
top20portugal.com   (6089 words)

 Districts of Portugal, Portugal
Portugal will be divided into two autonomous regions (regiões autónomas, singular - região autónoma): the Azores (Açores) and Madeira, greater metropolitan areas (grandes áreas metropolitanas, singular - grande área metropolitana), urban communities(comunidades urbanas, singular - comunidade urbana) and intermunicipal communities (comunidades intermunicipais, singular - comunidade intermunicipal).
Before 1974, Portugal was divided in regions (regiões, singular - região) or provinces (províncias, singular - província).
There was a substancial difference between the european provinces/regions and the overseas colonies (the so-called overseas provincies) Those regions/provinces were abolished and the districts became the 2nd level administrative regions with the Carnation Revolution of 1974.
www.creekin.net /c6119-n150-districts-of-portugal-portugal.html   (1531 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Districts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In 1973 it was divided into the districts of Strabane, Omagh, Dungannon, and part of the Cookstown district.
The districts are on the Route Royal, opened in 1780, which links Nice with Turin.
Formed in 1937 from the urban districts of Great Crosby and Waterloo-with-Seaforth, Crosby is primarily residential.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Districts&StartAt=11   (513 words)

Emerging from the Reconquista as an independent country in 1143, and with almost always the same main territory border line since the 13th century, Portugal has always been turned to the sea.
Henry the Navigator's interest in exploration together with some technological developments in navigation brought together, gave way to the Portuguese expansion and to great geographical knowledge advancements.
Portugal is a fairly homogenous country linguistically, ethnically and religiously; Portuguese is spoken throughout the country, with only the town of Miranda de Douro's Asturian dialect recognised as a locally co-official language.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/po/Portugual.html   (913 words)

 Decriminalization of Drug Use in Portugal:
Century saw 48 years of dictatorship and poverty, ending with a bloodless revolution in 1974, which was followed by the establishment of solid democratic structures and the beginning of a remarkable period of economic growth.
Comparing Portugal to its neighbouring countries, the number of heroin seizures per million inhabitants is quite low: whereas the Portuguese police seize heroin 37 times per 1 million inhabitants, this number is 52 for the Netherlands, 337 for Spain and 112 for Italy.
In conclusion, Portugal has deliberately set forth on a novel approach to dealing with the problems of drug use, that is consistent with a set of general humanistic and pragmatic principles, but is consistent with international laws and treaties.
www.drugtext.org /library/articles/pordecrim.htm   (4724 words)

 Map of Portugal
Although there are currently 18 different districts in Portugal, the mainland is commonly divided up into five main regions for geographical purposes.
Beiras is the traditional name for the central region of Portugal running south of Douro river and north of Tagus river.
Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is best known for its warm temperatures and long sandy beaches that have long drawn tourists from around the globe.
www.lisbon-and-portugal.com /travel/map-of-portugal.html   (421 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet: Elections to the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic
Portugal held an early parliamentary election on Sunday, February 20, 2005.
Each one of Portugal's eighteen administrative districts, as well as each one of the country's two autonomous regions - the Açores (Azores) and Madeira - is an electoral constituency.
To illustrate the functioning of the system, the allocation of seats in the district of Santarém for the March 2002 legislative election is presented here in detail.
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 Portugal Regions
Portugal is divided into eighteen distritos (districts) and two regiões autônomas (autonomous regions).
The districts of Portugal have been recognized since 1835, with only minor changes, although at certain periods they were nearly powerless.
Portugal was administratively divided into distritos, which were subdivided into concelhos, which were further subdivided into paróquias (parishes).
www.statoids.com /upt.html   (1090 words)

 Portugal Travel Tips - Portugal Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
Portalegre is one of the 3 districts from the Alentejo area, a beautiful landscape of plains, small hills, olive trees and deserted peaceful fields.
This district, commonly known all over the world as Algarve, is one of the most touristy districts in Portugal, due to its fabulous beaches and warm climate.
Portugal is divided into 18 Districts (in the mainland), and 2 Autonomous Regions — Azores and Madeira.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Portugal/General_Tips-Portugal-BR-2.html   (1133 words)

 Summer 1999 Update
Conservation groups in Portugal have set up education programmes to try and reverse traditional intolerance to wolves among agricultural communities, and are working to increase the use of livestock guarding dogs - there are two traditional Portuguese breeds, the Castro Labroreiro and the Serra da Estrela - to protect flocks from wolves.
Wolf pack territories in Portugal typically encompass 100 square kilometres, and extensive road developments comprising Portugal’s Highway Plans for the Year 2000 are already impacting populations, with dead wolves turning up on roads.
Competition with stray dogs is another significant threat to wolves in Portugal, and many livestock losses blamed on wolves are in fact the work of feral dogs, abandoned by hunters after the hunting season, or local dogs neglected by their owners and forced to seek alternative food sources.
www.timberwolfinformation.org /updates/portugal/summer99.html   (710 words)

 Portugal maps from Omni Resources, world leader in map supply
Portugal Açores and Madeira Topographic and Geologic Maps
Portugal 1:10,000 Topographic Maps by the sovliet military.
The map is at 1:11,000 and covers rom the riverside (south) to the Zoological Gardens (north) and from the Lisbon Congress Centre (west) to the Picheleira district (east).
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/portugal.htm   (709 words)

 Portugal - district flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
All of those very seldom seen — district governors (also very seldom seen themselves), in “institucional pose”, usually appear in front of (or by the side of) the portuguese national flag.
I think this is due to the flag that the relevant law does't cover the mentioned entites, who theoretically are now supposed to have their own symbols — in practice leaving them free to adopt and use whatever they want.
The two municpalities of Macao are not attached to any district, and East Timor had it’s portuguese administrative entities in a void during the indonesian occupation (1975-1999), these consisting of the district of Dili (covering the whole territory) and the local municipalities (13) and communes (64).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/pt-_d.html   (603 words)

 USATODAY.com - Portuguese firefighters battle uncontrolled blazes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
LISBON, Portugal (AFP) — Hundreds of firefighters struggled Monday to put out 10 uncontrolled blazes which raged across drought-hit Portugal, including one which threatened the outskirts of a central port city.
Seven of Portugal's 18 administrative districts face a "maximum" risk of wildfires on Monday while most of the rest face a "very high" risk because of the unseasonally high temperatures, according to the agriculture ministry.
This is Portugal's worst year for fires since 2003, when 20 people were killed and 425,000 hectares of forest and scrubland were destroyed.
www.usatoday.com /weather/stormcenter/2005-10-04-portugal-wildfires_x.htm?POE=WEAISVA   (375 words)

 DaVinci: Regional> Europe> Portugal> Districts> Faro
"City of Faro" Tournament at weekendRegiao Sul, Portugal - Sep 8, 2006Five teams from the municipality of Faro who compete in the Districts are to participate this weekend in the II "City of Faro" Tournament, organised by the...
But Jack Hickey, an avowed libertarian, said his top priority is to disband all health care districts in San Mateo County, while incumbent Art Faro said his is...
The 610 districts of Panama will split the funds, using the money for the...
www.bluegrassdavinci.com /ODP/Regional/Europe/Portugal/Districts/Faro   (306 words)

 Porto. Portugal districts, regions, areas, cities, towns & villages.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Porto (in English also Oporto), population 263,000 in 15 parishes, with 1,551,950 in the metropolitan area, is Portugal's second city and district seat.
This city was the scene for the marriage of João I and Philippa of Lancaster, symbolising the long-standing military alliance between Portugal and England.
An anecdote from the times of Portugal's expansion overseas tells of the citizens of Porto providing meat for the sailors and retaining only tripes (tripas in Portuguese) for themselves.
www.portugalholidayguide.com /porto.htm   (267 words)

 Portal do Governo
In Portugal a considerable number of citizens can communicate easily in English, French and Spanish.
Portugal has been a founder-member of the UN system since 1945, a founder-member of NATO since 1949, a member of the Council of Europe since 1976 and of the European Union since 1986 as well as a founder-member of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries since 1996.
Portugal maintains diplomatic relations with over 180 countries across all continents worldwide.
www.portugal.gov.pt /Portal/EN/Portugal   (328 words)

 As Portugal's fires rage on, EU neighbors weigh in to help - Turkish Daily News Aug 22, 2005
As thousands of firefighters continued to battle tenacious summer forest fires across Portugal, the parched country's fellow European Union members were on Sunday moving to provide aid, particularly in the form of aircraft.
The largest single deployment of firefighters was around Pampilhosa da Serra in central Portugal, where 222 people were battling a fire that broke out on Friday, and was burning on four fronts.
A total of 10 firefighters have died so far this year fighting fires in Portugal, and three civilians have died as they tried to protect their homes while 134,500 hectares (332,000 acres) of forest and scrub land have been burnt out.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /article.php?enewsid=21421&mailtofriend=1   (592 words)

Sponsored by REP to honor the Portuguese discoveries during the XV century and especially the discovery of Brazil in 1500, by the Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral.
Contact at least 5 different districts of Portugal and 5 different states of Brazil after 15 November 1945.
SWL OK. Each Portuguese district including Azores (CU) and Madeira (CT3), and each Brazilian state including the islands of St Peter and Paul, Trinidade and Fernando de Noronha, count for one point.
www.dxawards.com /DXAwardDir/port-puerto.htm   (1746 words)

 Portugal Population Size and Structure - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
Portugal Population Size and Structure - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
The districts of Lisbon and Porto, with 770.2 and 697.5 persons per square kilometer, respectively, were as densely populated as many urban regions of Northern Europe (see table 3, Appendix).
Lisbon and the growth areas of Santarém and Setúbal had a disproportionate share of those of working age, between twenty and sixty-five (see fig.
www.photius.com /countries/portugal/society/portugal_society_population_size_and_~10556.html   (1006 words)

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