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Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are part of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose Latin name was Portus Cale.[1]


  1. "Leite de Vasconcelos, José. Cale e Portucale. Opúsculos Vol. V – Etnologia (Parte I) Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional, 1938" (PDF) (in Portuguese).CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)