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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Belarus' Tikhanovskaya to Visit Finland, Portugal, Switzerland From March 1-10

Urdu Point 28 Feb 2021
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 28th February, 2021) Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a former Belarusian presidential candidate in exile whom the opposition claims to be the true victor, announced on Sunday a series of visits to Finland, Portugal, and Switzerland from March 1-10....

The Mediterranean’s Red Gold Is Running Out

The Atlantic 24 Feb 2021
Even in many marine protected areas, red-coral colonies remain vulnerable to harvesting ... Jean-Baptiste Ledoux, an assistant researcher based in Portugal at the University of Porto’s Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, integrates population genetics, genomics, and experimental ecology to study coral conservation....

Australian Open: Who can stop Novak Djokovic from a tilt at back-to-back titles?

Gulf News 05 Feb 2021
... 10-Gael Monfils (France) v Emil Ruusuvuori (Finland) 11-Denis Shapovalov (Canada) v Jannik Sinner (Italy) Kei Nishikori (Japan) v 15-Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain) 18-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) v Marin Cilic (Croatia) Frederico Ferreira Silva (Portugal) v Nick Kyrgios (Australia)....

AXA XL appoints Michael Yeats to lead its Reinsurance Operations in Latin America

Daily Freeman 04 Feb 2021
BOGOTA, Colombia, Feb ... Schmidt said ... Yeats joins from Munich Re where he most recently held the position of Vice President, Engineering and Specialty Marine for the Americas. Previously he held the role of Treaty Client Manager for South America, and Head of Marine Reinsurance (Latin America & Caribbean, Spain, Portugal) at the same organization....
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Huge breakthrough for Portugal’s ‘Trump’

Free West Media 26 Jan 2021
In Europe, he is allied, for example, to Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini, but does not want Portugal to leave the European Union ... In June 2020, André Ventura organized a counter-protest in honor of actor Bruno Candé – victim of a premeditated murder – under the motto “Portugal is ......

Missing O2 puts squeeze on sharks

Divernet 25 Jan 2021
That’s the finding of research carried out by the UK’s Marine Biological Association (MBA) with institutes in Portugal and Spain ... The team also tracked fishing-vessel movements using GPS ... 25 January 2021 ... “Marine protected areas around OMZs may be needed to safeguard sharks in the future as oceans continue de-oxygenating” ... ....

Researchers review seafloor macrolitter

Phys Dot Org 19 Jan 2021
Among other signatories of the article are experts from the University of Açores (Portugal), Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany), Utrecht University (Netherlands), the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (Norway), the Secretariat of the Barcelona Convention on the protection of ......

From dolphins to rewilding: 11 environment-friendly holidays for 2021

The Observer 17 Jan 2021
Hebridean Adventures has a new trip that gathers data on cetacean sightings to help with marine research ... Divers learning about the ecosystem in Portugal ... One of the favourites is a marine conservation holiday in Portugal, where guests can learn how to scuba dive, too....

Octopuses are ocean bullies that punch fish out of spite

Metro UK 23 Dec 2020
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video ... Advertisement. Advertisement. ‘Octopuses and fishes are known to hunt together, taking advantage of the other’s morphology and hunting strategy,’ explained marine biologist Eduardo Sampaio from the University of Lisbon in Portugal ... YES ... PUNCH....

Scientists capture octopus PUNCHING fish, apparently out of SPITE, in bizarre VIDEO

Russia Today 21 Dec 2020
Marine biologist Eduardo Sampaio from the University of Lisbon in Portugal shared stunning video purporting to show the ornery octopuses taking their frustrations out on their fishing partners. Octopuses punch fishes. YES. OCTOPUSES. PUNCH. FISHES!! ... This was probably the most fun I had writing a paper ... Also on rt.com Deep-sea dining....

Nanoplastics alter intestinal microbiome and threaten human health

Phys Dot Org 21 Dec 2020
A revised study led by the Universitat Aut�noma de Barcelona (UAB), the CREAF and the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) at the University of Aviero, Portugal, and published in the journal Science Bulletin, verifies that the nanoplastics affect the composition ......

Animals are finding surprising ways to adapt to rising temperatures

Popular Science 23 Nov 2020
Surviving these outlier events that might become frequent as climate change intensifies will ultimately reshape ecosystems, says marine biologist Diana Madeira. In her lab at Universidade de Aveiro, in Portugal, she’s been trying to understand how well-equipped different fish species are at surviving these shocking conditions ... “They make a trade-off....

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