Portugal

Portugal (Portuguese: [puɾtuˈɣaɫ]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa), is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Portugal–Spain border is 1,214 km (754 mi) long and considered the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union. The republic also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

The land within the borders of current Portugal has been continuously settled and fought over since prehistoric times. The Celts and the Romans were followed by the Visigothic and the Suebi Germanic peoples, who were themselves later invaded by the Moors. These Muslim peoples were eventually expelled during the Christian Reconquista of the peninsula. By 1139, Portugal had established itself as a kingdom independent from León. In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded Western influence and established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers.

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Portuguese president tours Marin, helps launch Tiburon mural

SiliconValley.com 29 Sep 2022
(Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal). Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa puts his arm around Del Mar Middle School student Amelie Dunn, 13, of Tiburon, while reading a note from her explaining her grandfather James Dunn was awarded the rank of Grand Officer by the president of Portugal in 2002. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)....

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