Continental Portugal

Map of Mainland Portugal

Continental Portugal or Mainland Portugal (Portuguese: Portugal Continental, Mirandese: Pertual Cuntinental) is the designation of the mainland Portuguese territory, located on Europe's Iberian Peninsula.

The designation is sometimes used to differentiate the continental territory of Portugal (also known as The Continent - O Continente) from the insular territory of Portugal. The latter is composed by the Madeira and Azores archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean. It is also a NUTS I division (see administrative divisions of Portugal: NUTS for details). While in modern Portugal the difference between continental and total territory is not significant (in terms of area), it mattered during the existence of the Portuguese Empire, when this terminology was used.

The Azores and Madeira archipelagos are also commonly referred to as The Autonomous Regions (As Regiões Autónomas), Insular Portugal (Portugal Insular) or simply The Islands (As Ilhas).

Mainland Portugal has 89,015 km² or 96.6% of the national territory of 92,145 km² and 10,041,813 inhabitants or 95.1% of the total population of 10,555,853.

See also


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Portugal Continental — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Mapa de Portugal Continental Portugal Continental es la designación que recibe la parte de Portugal que corresponde a la Península Ibérica y, por tanto, al continente europeo. Este término se usa para distinguir el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Portugal's Exclusive Economic Zone — Portugal has the 3rd largest Exclusive Economic Zone of the EU and the 11th in the world. The seazone over which the Portuguese have special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources, has 1,727,408 km².Portugal s Exclusive Economic… …   Wikipedia

  • Portugal — • A country on the west side of the Iberian Peninsula Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Portugal     Portugal     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Portugal — /pawr cheuh geuhl, pohr /; Port. /pawrdd too gahl /, n. a republic in SW Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, W of Spain. (Including the Azores and the Madeira Islands) 9,867,654; 35,414 sq. mi. (91,720 sq. km). Cap.: Lisbon. * * * Portugal… …   Universalium

  • Portugal — This article is about the country. For other uses, see Portugal (disambiguation). Portuguese Republic República Portuguesa (Portuguese) …   Wikipedia

  • Continental Teams — sind Radsportmannschaften die am UCI Continental Circuit teilnehmen. Seit die UCI die UCI ProTour als neue Rennserie im Jahre 2005 eingeführt hat, übernehmen die Continental Teams ungefähr die Rolle der ehemaligen GSIII Teams. Am UCI Continental… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PORTUGAL — Malgré l’absence de frontières naturelles nettement dessinées, le Portugal constitue une région dont la personnalité n’a cessé de s’affirmer au cours de l’histoire. Les limites politiques séparant le domaine linguistique du galégo portugais de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Portugal — es un país de la Europa sur occidental que forma parte de la Unión Europea (UE). El territorio del país se extiende sobre la fachada atlántica de la Península Ibérica, donde limita al norte y al este con España. * * * Portugal, Condestable don… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Continental Airlines — Continental Airlines …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Continental Airlines destinations — Continental Airlines flies to 62 domestic destinations and 78 international destinations in 39 countries (as of 11 November 2011 (2011 11 11)[update]). This list does not include cities only served by Continental Express and Continental… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.