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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 - Gurupedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1249 - 1250, the Algarve is finnaly reconquest by Portugal to the Moors, and in 1255, the capital is shifted to Lisbon.
Because Philip II of Spain was the son of a Portuguese princess, Spain invaded Portugal and the Spanish ruler became Philip I of Portugal in 1580.
Portugal is the country for wine lovers, known since the Roman Empire as one of the greatest in the empire; the Romans immediately associated Portugal with its God of Winery and Feast, Bacchus.
www.gurupedia.com /p/po/portugal.htm   (4150 words)

  
 Municipalities of Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Portugal, municipality (munícipio) or concelho (meaning "council") is most stable subdivision of Portugal since the foundation of the country.
Most municipalities have their origin in the foral, a legal document, issued by the king, which assigned privileges to a town or a region.
Municipalities in Macau were finally abolished upon the institution of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) in 2002.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Municipalities_of_Portugal   (421 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Portugal
Portugal is situated on the west of the Iberian Peninsula, being bounded on the north and east by Spain and on the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean.
The bishops renewed their complains of the disorders in Portugal, and in 1245, by the Bull "grandi non immerito", Innocent IV committed the government to Sancho's brother Alfonso who was living in France.
As a result of the encyclicals of Leo XIII on Christian democracy, the movement for the establishment of Catholic circles for workingmen was inaugurated in Portugal, and these mutual-aid societies existed in the principal centres of population, furnished education to the workmen and their children, and kept them together by conferences, concerts, and excursions.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12297a.htm   (9947 words)

  
 Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Portugal is a democratic republic on the Iberian Peninsula (southwestern Europe) with several islands in the Atlantic (islands of Azores Madeira and Savage).
Portugal traces its national origin to the of São Mamede in 24th June 1128 when the first Portuguese King Afonso I son of Henry of Burgundy proclaimed as Prince of Portugal and in 1139 as King of Portugal outthrowning his mother Teresa Countess of and former Countess of Portugal.
Portugal is country for wine lovers known since the Roman Empire as one of the greatest in empire; the Romans immediately associated Portugal with God of Winery and Feast Bacchus.
www.freeglossary.com /Portugal   (4452 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Portugal Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Portugal is a democratic republic on the Iberian Peninsula (southwestern Europe), with several islands in the Atlantic Ocean (islands of Azores, Madeira, and Savage).
Mainland Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south.
Because Philip II of Spain was the son of a Portuguese princess, Spain invaded Portugal and the Spanish ruler became Philip I of Portugal in 1580; the Spanish and Portuguese Empires were under a single rule.
www.ipedia.com /portugal.html   (4413 words)

  
 Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south.
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.
Portugal was recognized as a autonomous kingdom by Leon in 1143 and by the Pope in 1179.
portugal.iqnaut.net   (6593 words)

  
 Oporto Municipality (Portugal)
The current municipal flag of Oporto (Porto): gyronny of eight, green and white, with the municipal coat of arms overall.
The quartered version (Portugal over Oporto) was a much later invention (of January 14th 1837), and was swept away during the years 1935-1940.
It is one of the municipalities of the Oporto district (old province of Douro Litoral).
www.fotw.us /flags/pt-prt.html   (393 words)

  
 List of municipalities of Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The municipal chamber is the executive body, and is composed of the president of the municipality and a number of councillors proportional to the municipality's population.
The municipal assembly is composed of the presidents of all the parishes that compose the municipality, and by a number of directly elected deputies which is at least equal to the number of parish presidents plus one.
The biggest municipalities are those located in rural and inland areas where the dominating property type is the latifundia, such as Beja, Évora or Portalegre in the south, and also in other less populated areas, such as Bragança or Castelo Branco.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Concelhos_of_Portugal   (419 words)

  
 Public libraries in Portugal : the silent revolution
The creation of a net of Public Reading Libraries was thus proposed, based upon the municipality which includes a Municipal Library, located at its headquarters, in the central area or another highly populated area, and Branches in different areas, according to the number and distribution of the population.
The municipalities apply to one of the programs defined by a library typology, determined by the size of the population.
From the 287 Municipalities in Portugal (not including the islands of Madeira and Azores), 188 (65 %) have or are preparing to have a Library.
www.ifla.org /IV/ifla66/papers/147-121e.htm   (2316 words)

  
 Portugal
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)

  
 Portugal Regions
Portugal is divided into eighteen distritos (districts) and two regiões autônomas (autonomous regions).
Portugal uses seven-digit postal codes, with a hyphen between the fourth and fifth digits.
1900: Portugal consisted of continental Portugal (on the Iberian peninsula), Azores, and Madeira.
www.statoids.com /upt.html   (1090 words)

  
 Ourém Municipality (Portugal)
Oureʼm is one of the municipalities of the Santarém district and of the old province of Estremadura, covering 420 km
The flag was described as being «blue and green with the logo on it» and I got all interested, assuming that "logo" would mean here "coat of arms" and a portuguese municipal flag background of green and blue would be something noteworthy (back then I didnʼt knew the official flag).
However, this source was quite insisting that there was a wider white stripe in the middle with the logo (not the coat of arms) on it.
www.fotw.us /flags/pt-vno.html   (310 words)

  
 Portugal Municipalities
Portugal is divided into distritos (districts), which are divided into municípios (municipalities, often called concelhos), which are further subdivided into freguesias (parishes).
In the NUTS hierarchy, the first-order subdivisions of Portugal are Continental Portugal and the two autonomous regions.
The fourth-order division is the municipalities, and the fifth-order, the parishes.
www.statoids.com /ypt.html   (480 words)

  
 The structure of local authorities in Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is a fact that municipalities benefit from privileged terms - even if they are judge and party - in their relationship with citizens and in daily life.
The National Association of the Portuguese Municipalities (ANMP) is the representative structure of the Portuguese Municipalities (municípios) and section of municipalities (freguesias).
All the political parties and all the regions of Portugal (308 municipalities and 4,241 sections of municipalities of Continental Portugal and the autonomous regions of the Açores and Madeira) are represented in a spirit of brotherhood that expresses the political maturity of its representatives.
www.anmp.pt /en/index1.html   (2274 words)

  
 PORTUGAL: Brazilian Families Resettle the Heartland
Since Portugal entered the then European Economic Community in 1986, cohesion funds (to reduce disparity between regions and stabilise the economy) have been spent mainly on investments in coastal areas and the big cities, leading to the inexorable exodus from rural areas.
Municipalities in Portugal have a great deal of autonomy from the central government, and have their own resources to carry out programmes such as the one at Vila de Rei.
The socialist and rightwing administrations that have alternately governed Portugal since 1986 have implemented the "primitive policy" of denying Alentejo funding because it is mainly communist, he said.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=33286   (1545 words)

  
 Portugal Hotels, Resorts and Accommodation
Portugal, in Southern Europe, shares the Iberian peninsula at the western tip of Europe with Spain.
It is a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital and one of the richest municipalities in Portugal.
Estoril is a civil parish of the Portuguese municipality of Cascais.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Portugal/portugal-hotels.html   (898 words)

  
 Aljezur Municipality (Portugal)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Itʼs flag is a plain blue flag with the municipal coat of arms in the center.
The coat of arms features 3 wavy lines below of silver-green-silver, a red tower with a blue door on a fl hill and in chef the traditional symbols of Algarve: a christian king and a moor king, all in a silver background.
This municipality is placed in the western coast of Algarve, bordering the Alentejo to the north.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/pt-ajz.html   (305 words)

  
 Vendas Novas Municipality (Portugal)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background gyronny (meaning city rank) of red and yellow.
The coat of arms is sable a cork oak vert glaned and decorked gules flanked by to bombs or exploding gules and or.
Vendas Novas municipality had 11 646 inhabitants in 2000 (10 310 in 1990), and it is divided in 2 communes, covering 223 km
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/pt-vnd.html   (293 words)

  
 Lisbon Municipality (Portugal)
The municipal flag of Lisbon is a gironny of 8, fl and white with or without the coat of arms in the middle.
Along with the Portuguese flag, the municipal flag of Lisbon was commonly seen, about half the time with very complex arms in the centre.
Lisbon is one of the municipalities of the Lisbon district (old province of Estremadura), covering 84 km
www.burgees.co.uk /world-flags/allflags/pt-lsb.html   (402 words)

  
 Computer Applications in Local Municipalities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is a new area of involvement in the local municipality by INESC whose activities had hitherto been essentially based on assistance and technical consultancy.
Involvement with the Local Municipality requires a major degree of articulation with the various local government services and departments in a natural extension of the work performed by INESC on the PIM (acronym for Municipal Computerisation Project).
Under this project, the administrative services of around one third of the local municipalities in Portugal were equipped with a SIGMA solution which is currently being marketed by Medidata, an AITEC company (an INESC business development company).
www.ercim.org /publication/Ercim_News/enw25/pires.html   (318 words)

  
 globalinfo.org - May 18, PORTUGAL (#43884)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mayor Barata told reporters that the idea of countering depopulation in the municipality, "an issue of concern to me for many years," began to take shape toward the end of last year.
Municipalities in Portugal have a great deal of autonomy from the central government, and have their own resources to carry out programs such as the one at Vila de Rei.
The socialist and right-wing administrations that have alternately governed Portugal since 1986 have implemented the "primitive policy" of denying Alentejo funding because it is mainly communist, he said.
www.globalinfo.org /eng/reader.asp?ArticleId=43884   (1421 words)

  
 International Market Research - Privatization of Wastewater Treatment and Water Supply Services in Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Portugal, water harnessing, treatment, transport and distribution management as well as wastewater treatment has been a municipal responsibility.
Other municipalities have followed its example and since, some 30 municipalities in Portugal have privatized wastewater treatment and potable water supply systems or are planning to do so.
The municipality of Tarouca (Viseu district) is planning to privatize its wastewater and water supply systems in 2006.
strategis.ic.gc.ca /epic/internet/inimr-ri.nsf/en/gr108035e.html   (739 words)

  
 Sardoal Municipality (Portugal)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background quarterly (meaning town rank) of white and green.
The coat of arms is argent, a lizzard vert cornered per counter chevron of three fleurs-de-lis gules, in chief an escutcheon azure, five bezants set in saltire, crowned or.
Sardoal municipality had 4270 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 4 communes, covering 92.025 km
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/pt-srd.html   (209 words)

  
 Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At 92,390sq km Portugal is a relatively small country.
Its administrative centre is Faro controlling 16 Municipalities, who in turn govern a total of 77 Parishes.
The second-largest city in Portugal was nominated European City of Culture for 2001 and the historical centre is a UNESCO world heritage site.
traveling.igw.dk /portugal_1992.htm   (744 words)

  
 International Civic Heraldry-Portugal
Portugal is divided in 18 regions and two autonomous districts (Açores and Madeira).
For each municipality and sub-municipality the region is mentioned, and, when known, the municipality for the sub-municipalities.
Be aware that for many non-commercial purposes permission of the (municipal) council to which the arms belong is needed !
www.ngw.nl /int/por/portugal.htm   (148 words)

  
 Guimarães Municipality (Portugal)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Page about the municipal flag and coat of arms of Guimarães at Sérgio Horta’s website (in Portuguese).
It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background gyronny (meaning city rank) of white and green.
Guimarães municipality had 160 710 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 73 communes, covering 258 km
flagspot.net /flags/pt-gmr.html   (210 words)

  
 Forum:Urban and peri-urban agriculture on the policy agenda - Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA), food security and ...
Continental Portugal have 25% of moderate quality against 27% of SEU, and 66% of bad quality land against 52 of SEU countries.
In all the villages of the Sofia municipality, in the city outskirts, and in the central parts of the city, private gardens and backyards produce food, which is processed at home.
Municipal strategies are needed to further promote private initiative in urban farming.
www.fao.org /urbanag/010900-3.htm   (10759 words)

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