- 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.
Examples from the Web for portugal
The report offers no explicit policy recommendations but its most striking example of a successful drug policy is in Portugal.Britain Admits Anti-Drug Laws Are Useless
October 30, 2014
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
September 22, 2014
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
In Portugal they were converted into a new order for the defence of the realm.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
You, as you have stated, were absent in Portugal on some state mission.Calderon The Courtier
Portugal, Spain, and Russia, are moving in the work of emancipation.Cleveland Past and Present
In 1808 a corps of 10,000 men destined to liberate Portugal was placed under his charge.Self-Help
Look, let me give you some money; won't you be wanting to go to Portugal?Rosinante to the Road Again
John Dos Passos
- 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)
Word Origin and History for portugal
late 14c., Portyngale, from Medieval Latin Portus Cale (Roman name of modern Oporto), "the port of Gaya." Alfonso, Count of Portucale, became the first king of Portugal.