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czwartek, 26 września 2013

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.

Did you know that:
1. The world-famous Port wine (also known as "Porto"), a sweet Portuguese fortified wine from the Douro Valley, has been imitated in several countries - notably Australia, South Africa, India and the United States.
2. Over half of the world's cork is produced in Portugal.
3. The Festa do Colete Encanado, held in Vila Franca de Xira, features a running of the bulls, like its more famous counterpart, the San Fermín in Pamplona.
4. The first Pirate code was invented in the 17th century by the Portuguese buccaneer Bartolomeu Português.
5. Portuguese language is spoken by about 230 million people around the world (incl. 210 native speakers), and is the official language of 9 countries.

2 komentarze:

kingway Kinga pisze...

Pocztówka z mapką jak najbardziej do mnie pasuje, a ostatnia kartka z lokalnymi ludźmi też jest bardzo ładna :)

Souvenirmaniac pisze...

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