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Encyclopedia > Norte, Portugal

Região Norte (pron. IPA /ʁɨ.gi.'ɐ̃w̃ nɔɾ.tɨ/; English: North Region), the northern part of Portugal is a land of dense vegetation and profound historic wealth. It is a varied region whose capital is Porto. Image File history File links Norte_NUTS_2. ... Pronunciation refers to: the way a word or a language is usually spoken; the manner in which someone utters a word. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... District Porto Mayor   - Party Rui Rio PSD Area 41. ...

It has 3,687,212 inhabitants (2001), and its area is 21,278 km².

It is one of five Regions of Portugal (NUTS II subdivisions). // Districts There are 18 Districts (distritos, singular - distrito) in mainland Portugal: note: Territorial division in Portugal is currently in flux, because of planned centralization. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ...

It was here that Portugal's first king, Dom Afonso Henriques, was born in the beginning of the 12th century, having then extended the kingdom to the south, in what was considered as one of the most heroic feats of the Christian Reconquest. Afonso I of Portugal (English Alphonzo), more commonly known as Afonso Henriques, or also Affonso (Archaic Portuguese), Alfonso or Alphonso (Portuguese-Galician) or Alphonsus (Latin version), (Guimarães, 1109, traditionally July 25 – Coimbra, 1185 December 6), also known as the Conqueror (Port. ... For other uses, see Reconquista (Disambiguation). ...

The inheritance of a distant past is seen everywhere.

You can stay at one of the excellent manor-houses and mansions with coats of arms, and enjoy the aristocratic tradition of hospitality. Along with this unreproachable art one may enjoy an abundant gastronomy - light wines (vinhos verdes) and rich wines, and a variety of handicrafts that mingles the shine of` the filigree with the colour of the local embroideries.

The country's longest motorway (A1, from Lisbon to Porto) goes up to Braga (A3), in the heart of Costa Verde. If you follow the coastline on the road from Vila do Conde to Valença, you will not miss the beautiful beaches, seaside resorts and enchanting villages such as Caminha and Vila Nova de Cerveira. Inland and worthwhile visiting is the Peneda-Gerês National Park. District Lisbon Mayor   - Party Carmona Rodrigues PSD Area 84. ... District Porto Mayor   - Party Rui Rio PSD Area 41. ... Coat of Arms Braga (pron. ... Vila do Conde and Ave River. ... Caminha is a town in the north-west of Portugal, 21 km north from Viana do Castelo, in Viana do Castelo district. ... The Peneda-Gerês National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês), also known simply as Gerês, is the only National Park in Portugal. ...

Throughout the region the rivers, waterfalls, vineyards and fertile plots combine with the ancestral monuments in urban centres.

  Results from FactBites:
Category:Regions of Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (112 words)
Mainland Portugal is divided into five regions, which are classified as NUTS2 level regions by the European Union.
Portugal's two island territories, the Azores and Madeira are also NUTS2 regions.
The historical regions and provinces of Portugal, which had entirely different boundaries from the modern regions, were abolished after the Carnation Revolution of 1974.
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