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Getting to know PORTUGAL .


Agrupamento de Escolas Carnaxide/Portela Escola E.B.I. c/ J.I. Sophia de Mello Breyner


Meaning of the Portuguese Flag • With the beginning of the republic (1910) the flag became parted with the two colours of green and red • The shield of quines surrounded by castles (warriors and defense) • The armilary sphere (the link with Brazil)

Portugal in Europe Portugal

The Country: Geography • Geographic coordinates: 39.30N, 8W

• Land boundaries: Spain 1,214 Km • Coastline: 1,793 Km • Total area: 92,391 sq Km • Land: 91,951 sq Km • Water: 440 sq Km • Climate: maritime temperate • Cool and rainy in the north • Warmer and drier in the south

Geography • Terrains: - mountainous north of theTagus River - rolling plains in south

• Azores

and Madeira Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean are also Portuguese

•Highest points: - Serra da Estrela near Covilhã 1,998m - Ponta do Pico on Ilha do Pico in the Azores – 2,351m

Madeira Islands

Azores Islands

- Ethnic groups: . Homogeneous Mediterranean . Citizens of black African descent who immigrated to mainland during decolonization (number around 100.000)

- Religion: . Roman Catholic 94% . Protestant . Muslim and Jewish (very small communities)

Government - Country name: Portuguese Republic - Government type: Parliamentary Democracy - Administrative divisions: 22 districts; 2 autonomous regions - Independence: 1140 (from Mors) . Independent republic proclaimed 5 October 1910 (replaced established monarchy since the 12th century) - Suffrage: 18 years of age (universal)

National resources • Fish

• Forests (cork) • Arable land (21%) • Tungsten • Iron ore • Uranium ore • Marble • Arable land • Hydro power

Agriculture - Grain

- Potatoes

- Olives

- Grapes

- Sheep

- Cattle

- Goats

- Poultry

- Beef

- Dairy products

Industries - Textiles

- Footwear

- Wood pulp - Metal working

- Paper

- Cork - Oil refining

- Chemicals

- Fish canning

- Wine

- Tourism

Of the many dances that are, can stand out the Fandango, the Wheel of Dance, the Waltz of Two Steps, the Chotiça, the Corridinho, and the Turn Green Gaio.

The best known style of Portuguese music is Fado, whose most famous singer was Amalia Rodrigues.

Traditional costumes

... to det



Stone soup

Portuguese stew

Cod with cream

Sweet rice

Our Crafts The cork . ..


Tiles ...

The Port wine is a natural and fortified wine, produced exclusively from grapes from the Douro demarcated region in northern Portugal.

Monuments Torre de

Belem, L isb

The most visited, Shrine of Fatima

Roman Temple, Évora


Work done by:

9th grade Class A April 2009

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