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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I Test Drove The World’s First Perfume Watch. This Is What It Smells Like

Vogue 09 Apr 2024
The predominant accord is a vigorously fresh marine aroma that instantly transports me to the shores of Praia d’El Rey in Portugal, my go-to place to re-energise with long walks on the beach as the mighty Atlantic Ocean roars in the background, crashing and foaming on the sand ......
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MARY KAY INC SPEARHEADS OCEAN CONSERVATION EFFORTS AT THE 11TH ANNUAL WORLD OCEAN SUMMIT

Malaysian National News Agency 04 Apr 2024
Sandra Silva, General Manager of Mary Kay in Portugal, shared insights on the crucial need for collaborative efforts in marine conservation and highlighted the impact of incorporating gender perspectives in initiatives tackling climate change challenges and biodiversity loss....
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