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Portuguese Guinea

Portuguese Guinea (also Guinea or the Overseas Province of Guinea) was the name for what is today Guinea-Bissau from 1446 to September 10, 1974. The Era of the Slave Trade The Portuguese Crown commissioned its navigators to explore the Atlantic coast of West Africa to find the sources of gold. The gold trade was controlled by Morocco, and Muslim caravan routes across the Sahara also carried salt, kola, textiles, fish, grain, and slaves....

Portuguese Football Federation

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) (FPF) is the governing body of football in Portugal. It organises the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores, the Cup of Portugal, the Portuguese SuperCup, youth levels, women's football, beach soccer, futsal, and also the men's and the women's national football teams. Formed in 1914, it is based in the capital city of Lisbon....

Portuguese Bend

The Portuguese Bend region is the largest area of natural vegetation remaining on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in Los Angeles County, California. Though once slated for development (and in fact the projected route of Crenshaw Boulevard through the area still shows on many maps), the area is geologically unstable and is unsuitable for building. The geographical location and geological history of the peninsula make the remaining habitat extremely valuable for ecological and other scientific reasons....

Portuguese Historical Museum

The Portuguese Historical Museum in San Jose, California, USA opened in 1997, and is a replica of the first permanent império (religious and cultural buildings primarily in the Azores) built in San Jose c. 1915. It is one of the featured attractions within History Park at Kelley Park. Exhibits start with Portugal as it was during the period of European colonization of the Americas, and Portuguese immigration throughout the world, then narrow the focus to Portuguese immigration to the United States, then to California, and finally settling in the Santa Clara Valley....

Portuguese Seventh-day Adventist Church (Toronto)

The Portuguese Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Seventh-day Adventist church serving the Portuguese community of Toronto, Canada. It is located on College Street just west of Bathurst. The church was originally built as College Street Baptist Church in 1889. The Baptist congregation had been founded in 1872 and had originally met at College and Lippincott, the current location of St. George Lutheran Church. In 1970 the church was sold to the Portuguese Seventh-day Adventist congregation, the area having become the centre of Toronto's Portuguese community....

First Portuguese Republic

The First Portuguese Republic spans a complex 16 year period in the history of Portugal, between the end of the period of constitutional monarchy marked by the 5 October 1910 revolution and the 28 May coup d'état of 1926. The last movement instituted a military dictatorship known as Ditadura Nacional (national dictatorship) that would be followed by the corporatist Estado Novo (new state) regime of António de Oliveira Salazar. The republic The First Portuguese Republic has, over the course of the recent past, lost many historians to the New State....

Museum of the Portuguese Language

The Museum of the Portuguese Language (Portuguese: Museu da Língua Portuguesalocally ) is an interactive Portuguese language — and Linguistics/Language Development in general — museum in São Paulo, Brazil. It is housed in the Estação da Luz railway station, in the urban district of the same name....

Portuguese Cove, Nova Scotia

Portuguese Cove is a rural community in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia on Route 349 on the Chebucto Peninsula . History The name comes from the Portuguese fishermen who for many years sailed in the summer months fishing in the 18th century....

Portuguese Settlement, Malacca

The Portuguese Settlement is a Kristang community in Ujong Pasir, five km from Malacca City, Malaysia. The Kristang are a Malaysian ethnic group with mixed Portuguese and Malay and for some possibly Indian or Chinese ancestry, which arose during the Portuguese colonial period (16th to 17th century). In 1933, 11 hectares of land at Malacca were purchased with the purpose of creating a haven for scattered Kristang and their culture. The swampy land was cleared and 10 wooden houses with earth floors and attap roofs were built....

Indo-Portuguese Museum

The Indo-Portuguese Museum is a museum in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India. History The museum was established by the efforts of the late Dr. Joseph Kureethra, Bishop of Kochi, in a bid to protect and showcase the rich cultural heritage and Portuguese influence. This museum now showcases the Portuguese influences on Fort Kochi and the surrounding areas, especially, the western parts of Kochi. Features The museum has five main sections: Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil Life and Cathedral....

Portuguese Church (Mumbai): The Church of Our Lady of Salvation, popularly referred to as Portuguese Church, is one of the oldest churches in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. Located in Dadar, it was originally built in 1596 by...

Portuguese Fireplace: The Portuguese Fireplace is a war memorial in the New Forest National Park, near the village of Lyndhurst, Hampshire, United Kingdom. It is located on the road between Bolderwood and Emery Down, appro...

Portuguese Angola: Angola (also Portuguese Angola; formerly Portuguese West Africa, since 1951 Overseas Province of Angola, and finally State of Angola from 1972 to independence) is the common name by which the Portug...

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