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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Malasada Shuffle returns to Hilo

Hawaii Tribune-Herald 19 Jun 2019
The Malasada Shuffle once again shuffles into Hilo at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Francis Wong Stadium ... Bifanas, served last year for the first time, are a Portugal favorite. These “pork sliders” feature pork marinated in olive oil, white wine, lemon juice, garlic, chili, salt and pepper, cooked and served in a bread roll ... ....

Iberian import now a Japanese staple

The Japan News 10 Jun 2019
Do you know what the word “nanban” means? It generally refers to Portugal and Spain, while “zuke” means “pickled” or “marinated.” The first Europeans on Japanese soil were Portuguese, who arrived on Tanegashima island in southern Kyushu in the 1500s. Japanese people then started to call any product influenced by Portugal or Spain “nanban.”....

Rare fossils provide more detailed picture of biodiversity during Middle Ordovician

PhysOrg 05 Jun 2019
A clutch of marine fossil specimens unearthed in northern Portugal that lived between 470 and 459 million years ago is filling a gap in understanding evolution during the Middle Ordovician period ... ....

In Portugal, a man braves dangerous cliffs to clean-up the coast

Yahoo Daily News 24 May 2019
CASCAIS, Portugal (Reuters) - Every week, carrying a large bag to collect marine litter, sea-lover Miguel Lacerda climbs up and down dangerous 140-metre-high cliffs, dedicating himself to cleaning up Portugal's rocky coast ... people around the world into tackling marine pollution....

Rolling waves of change for the refining sector from 2020 to 2050

Hydrocarbon Engineering 23 May 2019
The storm will break on 1 January next year, with the implementation of the IMO 2020 regulations for marine fuels ... Presentations from refiners Galp in Portugal and Tupras in Turkey revealed the advanced stage of the preparations and investments that they have been making to secure their viability post IMO 2020....

UN to hold 2020 ocean conference in Lisbon

India TV 10 May 2019
... early June in Portugal's Lisbon to support the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources....

Escapes: Chongqing, China, is all about food, glorious food

The Los Angeles Times 02 May 2019
Newsletter Travel Escapes. Chongqing, China, is all about food, glorious food ... (Lynn Yu) ... Advertisement ... “I don't blame them ... You’ll find the 1717 Biblioteca Joanina in Coimbra, Portugal, the flashy (by comparison) library in the Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C., and the stark (also by comparison) Marin County Civic Center Library in San Rafael, Calif....

Cardi B, Post Malone, Camila Cabello Receive iHeartRadio Titanium Award

Rollingstone 02 Apr 2019
... Lauv (“I Like Me Better”), Max featuring Gnash (“Lights Down Low”), NF (“Let You Down”), Pink (“What About Us”), Portugal. The Man (“Feel it Still”) and Zedd, Marin Morris and Grey (“The Middle”)....

Rare, 16th Century navigational aid confirmed as oldest known example

The National 18 Mar 2019
The metal disc, decorated with the coat of arms of King Manuel of Portugal, who reigned until 1521, was uncovered by marine archaeologists in 2014 ... This “proved beyond doubt that the disk was a mariner’s astrolabe,” said Mr Mearns ... Third of Gulf's marine life could be extinct by 2090, study finds ... Updated. March 18, 2019 06.31 PM. SHARE. ....

Global Military Transport Aircraft Market, Forecast to 2026

Market Watch 04 Mar 2019
Download the full report ... The OEM is working toward securing a foothold in the European market through a possible contract for medium transports from Portugal. The continuing US Marine Corps' V-22 Osprey light transport procurement program drives the forecast spending during the first half of the study period ... Author. Arjun Sreekumar ... About Reportbuyer....

Climate Change Could End Washington’s Global Dominion

Truth Dig 04 Mar 2019
A century after, when Protestant Dutch mariners defied Catholic Portugal’s mare clausum by seizing one of its merchant ships off Singapore, their jurist Hugo Grotius argued persuasively, in his 1609 treatise Mare Liberum(“Freedom of the Seas”), that the sea like the air is “so ......

How Climate Change Could End Washington’s Global Dominion

CounterPunch 01 Mar 2019
A century after, when Protestant Dutch mariners defied Catholic Portugal’s mare clausum by seizing one of its merchant ships off Singapore, their jurist Hugo Grotius persuasively, in his 1609 treatise Mare Liberum(“Freedom of the Seas”), that the sea like the air is “so limitless ......

Republic Day 2019: Fun facts from 29 Indian states and union territories

Yahoo Daily News 26 Jan 2019
(Excerpted with permission from the series Discover India ... Houseboat happiness ... Carvers of wood ... From Portugal with love ... Did you know? Hey, did you know that Daman and Diu have foreign twins? Daman's twin is a city called Coimbra and Diu's twin is a city called Lourdes-both in Portugal ... If you like to see marine life, then this is the place for you ... ....