a republic in SW Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, W of Spain. (Including the Azores and the Madeira Islands) 35,414 sq. mi. (91,720 sq. km). Capital: Lisbon.
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How to use Portugal in a sentence
The report offers no explicit policy recommendations but its most striking example of a successful drug policy is in Portugal.
In October 2013, the Portuguese police reopened the case in Portugal, paving the way for further investigations by Scotland Yard.
MacDonald is believed to have been living in a campground in Portugal when McCann disappeared.
In 1991, Muehl was convicted of having sex with minors, served seven years, then moved with a core of followers to Faro, Portugal.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl | Anthony Haden-Guest | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The EU needs another Greece or Portugal dragging down the euro like the EU needs another bureaucrat in Brussels.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster | P. J. O’Rourke | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When I was at Portugal, there was held at that time the court of justice of the Inquisition.
Anthony, titular king of Portugal, died at Paris, a fugitive from the victorious arms of the Spaniards.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Junot already held Portugal; it seemed as if it needed but a vigorous movement to oust the Bourbons from Madrid.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
French evacuated Almeida, after destroying everything, and the next day they abandoned Portugal entirely.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Turning the position, the French swept down on Portugal, while the English hurriedly fell back before them.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for Portugal
a republic in SW Europe, on the Atlantic: became an independent monarchy in 1139 and expelled the Moors in 1249 after more than four centuries of Muslim rule; became a republic in 1910; under the dictatorship of Salazar from 1932 until 1968, when he was succeeded by Dr Caetano, who was overthrown by a junta in 1974; constitutional government restored in 1976. Portugal is a member of the European Union. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Lisbon. Pop: 10 799 270 (2013 est). Area: 91 831 sq km (35 456 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Portugal
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