Maija T & and Audree M !

Here is some things you Should know if you wanted to visit Portugal !

  • Education: The school year runs from the middle of September to the end of June, for compulsory schooling, or to the middle of June for secondary schools. Individual schools set the actual dates but there must be at least 180 school days in each year. Children who are six by 16 September are eligible to attend the first cycle of basic education. Those reaching this age by 31 December may also be admitted, but priority is given to older children when allocating places. Learning a foreign language (English, French, German or Spanish) is compulsory in the second cycle of basic compulsory education. However, some pupils may begin learning a foreign language (usually French or English) in the first cycle.

  • History: Because of its location on the edge of the Iberian Peninsula (a piece of land surrounded mostly by water but still connected to the mainland), Portugal has been conquered and occupied by many cultures. Two of the most important groups were the Romans and the Moors. Both left a lasting impact on Portuguese culture. The Romans came to Portugal in 210 BC. They added the whole peninsula, including Portugal, to the many territories already under their control. The Romans didn’t ask the indigenous Lusitanian’s (those already living on the peninsula) if they wanted to join their empire. The Lusitanian’s did not welcome Roman rule. A warrior chief named Virago led the fight against the Romans. He held the Romans back from fully claiming the peninsula for decades until he was murdered by the Romans. Virago is remembered in Portugal as the nation’s first great hero.



  • Communication: Launuage The people in Portugal basically derivrd from the Latin. The Roman invgders made sure their languages was the dominant one. Toward the 13 centry King Dinis set up the first univercity, and this helped establish portuges as national launguage. Launage is though is through in action, according to the great Portuges poet Fernando Pessoa. Portuges appered as a Separat launage.





  • Daily life:Portuguese trades returned home from their travel the corainder inludes,ginger,saffon,and paprika.Pepper ,cinnamonand curry all comes form africa came coffee and peanuts,while pineapples,chilis,tomatoes,and, potatoes were brought from the distant lands discoverd by portugese navigators.the best restaurants in the country are located in Lisbon.



  • Economy:Portugal was the poorest county untill the accession to the eroupe cunion.as a relatively small and rual country,Portugal was essentially an agricultural society, Portugals economy did not do well duringthe 1970s and the 1980s.Presedents day Portugal has come a long way from the sconomic struggles of the 1970s and 1980s.despite vast improvement in infrastructure,Portugal still needs to address high unemployment rates.



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Portugals economy!
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Portugal foods!/Daily life.
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Portugal Dining
Portugal Dining



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Communication in Portugal:
Communication in Portugal:
Communication in Portugal:

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Education:

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History:

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Portugal Map!
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