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Portugal

Portuguese-language territories

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located in southwestern Europe on the
Liberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of mainland Europe and is bordered by
the sea of Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by the land of Spain to the north and east.

During the 15th and 16th centuries, with a global empire that included possessions in the partial
area of Africa, \Asia, and South America, Portugal was one of the world's major economic and
military powers. Portugal was also one of the last European nations to give up its colonies and
oversea territories, turning over the Macau's administration to the People's Republic of China in 1999.

The total population of Portugal is estimated about 10,700,000. Travel and tourism will be
extremely important for Portugal.


(L) Praia de Marinha, Algarve, the southernmost region of mainland Portugal
(R) Serra da Estrela mountain range at 1,993 m high above sea, the highest point in Portugal ( Source: Wikipedia )

(L) Map of Portugal Source: University of Texas Libraries
(R) A subway train entering to the underground Olaias station in Lisbon, Portugal, photographed in May 2010.


ヨーロッパ西端の国、ポルトガル。14世紀にはヴァスコ・ダ・ガマによってインド航路が開かれ、
日本へも早くから西洋の文化をもたらした。しかし、第2次大戦後、多くの国々が独立し、マカオの
中国返還を最後に、ポルトガルは植民地支配からヨーロッパの一国へと回帰した。総人口、1,070万人、
ユーロ通貨圏の一国、最大の都市は首都、リスボンである。


Portugal
Portugal Lisbon city Lisbon metro and railways Lisbon tram Lisbon-Porto express train
Porto city Porto metro Porto train station Smoking status in Portugal


ポルトガル
2008年3月執筆  2009年12月英文加筆 2010年5月写真添加
「禁煙席ネット」主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯
本文および写真の著作権は宮本順伯に帰属
禁煙席ネット」へのリンクは自由
The article was written in March 2008, and a photograph was added in May 2010,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

Portugal Lisbon city




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