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  Portugal.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
For those visiting or planning a holiday in Portugal, here is some general information that may be useful.
who leave or enter Portugal territory are free to take with them national and foreign currency in coins and notes, travelers cheques and other securities intended to pay for the travel expenses, but are obligated to inform the customs authorities if the values involved exceed 12,000 Euros (approximately US$13,000.00).
Continental Portugal and Madeira Island are on the Greenwich time - five hours ahead of Eastern Time and eight ahead of Pacific Time.
www.portugal.org /tourism/info.shtml   (734 words)

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 population of Portugal, according to the census of 1900, was 5,423,123, the greater portion (68 per cent) being rural.
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   (9955 words)

 Portugal Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (Rep├║blica Portuguesa in Portuguese), is located in the west and southwest parts of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, and is the westernmost country in continental Europe.
Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south.
The History of Portugal from the dynastic crisis in 1578 to the end of the reign of the Marquis of Pombal in 1777 is a period of transition.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Portugal   (4274 words)

 Afonso II of Portugal Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
o Gordo), third king of Portugal, was born in Coimbra on April 23, 1185 and died on March 25, 1223 in the same city.
He was the second but eldest surviving son of Sancho I of Portugal by his wife, Dulce of Barcelona, Princess of Aragon.
With Portugal's position as a country firmly established, Afonso II endeavoured to weaken the power of the clergy and to apply a portion of the enormous revenues of the Catholic church to purposes of national utility.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Afonso_II_of_Portugal   (626 words)

 Portugal encyclopedia. Culture, history, religion, politics, mythology & weather in Portugal.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The chapter "Portugal encyclopedia" on the Portugal Holiday Travel Information Guide is a source of information about general subjects in Portugal like culture and religion, history, mytholoy, politics and weather.
In other chapters on the Portugal Holiday Guide you'll find Portugal travel information in (portugal travel information), and information about individual islands area's cities and villages of interest in Portugal (portugal cities and villages).
portugal travel information :: portugal cities villages ::portugal encyclopedia
www.portugalholidayguide.com /portugal_encyclopedia.htm   (150 words)

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