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Portugal is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and 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. Aside from continental Portugal, the Portuguese Republic holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, which are autonomous regions of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose name derives from Latin "Portus" and Celtic "Cale".

Important People

-Pedro Álvares Cabral (discoverer of Brazil in 1500)-Amália Rodrigues (1920–1999) (the most famous fado singer)-José Saramago (writer, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998)-Herman José (born 1954) (actor and humourist)-Cristiano Ronaldo (born 1985) (football player)-António de Oliveira Salazar (1889–1970) (Head of State, Leader of the National Union "União Nacional")


Wonder at human destiny has no answer. But it is an answer to the important question.Vergílio Ferreira


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