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Português Portugal - República Portuguesa

A República Portuguesa fica situada no sudoeste da Europa, na zona oeste da Península Ibérica e é o país mais ocidental da Europa, delimitado a Norte e a Leste pelo reino de Espanha e a Sul e Oeste pelo Oceano Atlântico. O território de Portugal compreende ainda as Regiões Autónomas dos Açores e da Madeira, situadas no hemisfério norte do Oceano Atlântico. Durante os séculos XV e XVI, Portugal foi a maior potência económica, social e cultural do mundo, com um império que se estendia em várias colónias pelo mundo. É hoje um país economicamente próspero, social e politicamente estável e humanamente desenvolvido.

English Portugal - Portuguese Republic

The Portuguese Republic, located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, is the westernmost country of mainland Europe. Portugal is bordered by ► Spain to the north (► Galicia) and east (► Andalusia, south east) and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. The Atlantic archipelagos of the ► Azores and ► Madeira are also part of Portugal.

Short name  Portugal
Official name Portuguese Republic
Status Independent country since 1128, recognized 1143, member of the ► European Union since 1986
Location South West Europe
Capital Lisboa (Lisbon)
Population 10,295,909 inhabitants
Area 92,391 square kilometres (35,672 sq mi)
Major languages Portuguese (official)
Major religions Roman Catholic
More information Portugal, Geography of Portugal, History of Portugal and Politics of Portugal
More images Portugal - Portugal (Category).

General maps

Map of Portugal
Same map in Portuguese
Map of Portugal
Administrative divisions of Portugal
Divisions of Portugal
Portugal's Exclusive Economic Zone

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Portugal, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Portugal.

Early history

[[|border|251x400px]] Pre-Neanderthals
[[|border|251x400px]] Neanderthals
Palaeolithic art
Distribution of the Y-DNA R1 haplogroup: R1a (purple) and R1b (red).
General map of Neolithic expansion in Europe, with some dates
Neolithicum in Europe 5th millennium BCE
Europe in ca. 4500 BC-4000 BC
Europe in ca. 4000 BC-3500 BC
Beaker culture
Extent of the Beaker culture (ca. 2800 – 1900 B.C.)
Pre-historic art in Iberia
The Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) in the bronze age


Pre-Roman tribes
Ethnographic Iberia 200 BCE
Prehispanic languages and tribes
Prehispanic languages
Paleohispanic writing systems excluding proper Lusitanian
Possible extent of (proto-)Celtic influence 800-400 BC
Celts in Europe
Celts in Iberia (200 BC)
Celts in Europe
Celts: Hallstatt (yellow) and La Tène (green) cultures


Territorial development of the Roman Empire 264 BC-192, including the conquest of present Iberia
The Roman Republic and Carthago in 218, just prior to the Second Punic War
The migrations of the Cimbri and the Teutons
Roman Republic 100 BCE
Map of the Roman Empire in 50
The extent of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire;
133 BC
44 BC (late Republic, after conquests by republican generals)
AD 14 (death of Augustus)
117 (maximum extension)
Map of the Roman republic, with provinces
Hispania under the Roman republic
Map of the Roman Empire in 116
Lusitania in the Roman Empire (116)
Roman Empire in 117
Astur-Cantabrian war
Hispania under Octavio César Augusto (29-19 a. J. C.), after the Cantabrians Wars
Hispania under Diocletian, 293 AC
Hispania under Hadrian, 125 AD
Roman provinces in Iberia
Roman province of Lusitania
Roman Lusitania
Roman Empire divided 395
The division of the Empire after the death of Theodosius I, ca.395 AD superimposed on modern borders.
Western Roman Empire 395
Invasions of the Roman Empire 100-500
Invasions of the Roman Empire 100-500
Division of the Roman Empire in 406
Iberia in 409-429
Iberia in 411
Iberia in 411
Iberia in 418
Kingdom of the Alans, 409-426

Visigoths and Suevi

Iberian Peninsula Around 476 AC
Iberian Peninsula Around 560 AC
Iberian Peninsula Around 560 AC
Iberian Peninsula in 565
Iberian Peninsula Around 586 AC
Visigoths migrations
Kingdom of the Visigoths
Visigoths and Sueves
Kingdom of Suvean Galicia
Iberian Peninsula in 700

Muslim Iberia and Reconquest

Conquest by the Caliphs
Caliphate around 750
Europe in 814
Empire of the Almoravides (in English)
Emirate of Cordoba
File:Iberia 1031 (norsk).jpg Iberia in 1031
[[|border|251x400px]] Iberia in 1031
Taifas in 1080
[[|border|251x400px]] Reconquista


Habsburg Empire in 1547
Area ruled by the Habsburg king around 1580 on a map showing modern-day state borders

Portuguese Empire

Empire at João III reign
Portuguese colonial possessions in the XVI century
Portuguese territory in the XVIII century
Territorial demarcations between the Portuguese and Spanish empire, resulting from the treaties of Tordesilhas, Saragoça and Alcáçovas (in German)
Portuguese posessions during the Spanish rule (1581-1640)(in blue)
Dutch-Portuguese War 1588-1654
Portuguese possessions in India 16-18 th centuries
Brazilian administrative division as of 1789
Portuguese Empire 1916-1974
Portuguese colonies in Africa by the time of the Portuguese Colonial War (1961-1974)
Anachronous map of the Portuguese Empire (1415-1999)
Portuguese speaking countries
Portuguese linguistic sphere resulting from the colonization process


Historical provinces of Portugal

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Map of Portugal in 1561 in the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" (1570) de Abraham Ortelius
Portugal in 1905, Bibliothek allgemeinen und praktischen Wissens für Militäranwärter Band I, 1905

Maps of the Azores

Location of Azores
Location of Azores with Island names
Map of the Azores
Map of the Azores (Portuguese)
Luís Teixeira map of the Azores (c. 1584)

Maps of Madeira

Location of Madeira
Location of Madeira
Ilhas Selvagens

Satellite maps

Satellite map

Notes and references

General remarks:

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