Portugal Genealogy

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Guide to Portugal ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Portugal, officially known as the Portuguese Republic is a country in Southwestern Europe bordered by Spain and includes the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira, island clusters in the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal was first established as a kingdom in 1139 AD, and has existed as a state under various forms of government since that date. The official language is Portuguese.[1]

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Islands and Territories

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Portugal has 18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas , singular - regiao autonoma).

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Portugal," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal, accessed 24 March 2016.