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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At-risk sea life in the Atlantic needs better protection from an increase in shipping

Phys Dot Org 18 May 2022
Even more noticeable, and of major concern to scientists, is the rate of shipping growth in Marine Protected Areas ... The report, which was published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, is the first detailed survey of shipping activity in the North East Atlantic ... Professor Alex Ford, from the University's Institute of Marine Sciences, said....
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Five things to know about Sebastian Baez

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Sebastian Baez is one of a number of young talents to begin breaking through on the ATP tour ... 1) Background ... 2) Junior potential ... Rune ousted top seed and home favourite Alexander Zverev in Munich on the way to the final, while Baez took down former top 10 stars Marin Cilic and Richard Gasquet on his own run to the final in Portugal ... ....

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