Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country in the extreme southwest of Europe. This southern European country borders Spain, it’s only neighboring country, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west. In 2022 Portugal has 10.8 million inhabitants. The capital and largest city of the country is Lisbon. Some other major cities in Portugal are Amadora, Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra, Funchal in Madeira, Guimarães, Porto, Setúbal and Vila Nova de Gaia. Portugal is a member of many international organizations, including the UN, NATO, the OECD and the EU. In 2002, the euro replaced the escudo as the national currency.
The Great Portuguese Empire
A country that, thanks to its voyages of discovery, rose from a European kingdom to a world power, namely the great Portuguese Empire. In the early modern period, the country grew into the Portuguese Empire, a world power that encompassed overseas territories in Africa, Asia and South America. In the 15th century Portuguese explorers pioneered maritime exploration with the discovery of what would become Brazil. The colony of Macau was founded by the Portuguese in 1557, making it the oldest European colony in China. This former Portuguese colony was an important trade hub at the time. Portuguese Macau was both the first and last European holding in China. Today, after Las Vegas in the United States of America, Macau has become the gambling capital of the world with dozens of casinos on the Cotai Strip. The Cotai Strip in Macau in China has become world famous as the "Las Vegas strip of the east”.
cartas de baralho Portuguesas - cartas de jogar Portugal
Playing cards are called in Portuguese Baralhos and have been known in Portugal since the late 15th century. These Portuguese playing cards with dragons on the Aces, are known as Dragon Cards. Portugal has not only influenced the word in the 15th and 16th centuries but also influenced the playing cards around the world, the so-called dragon cards were found in Brazil, India, and Japan. These Portuguese playing cards were probably came along during the maritime expeditions of Portugal. In addition to traditional Portuguese cards games such as Bisca, Burro, and Sueca, Texas Hold’em Poker is also played a lot by Portuguese young people. The most sold playing cards in Portugal are the playing cards of the following brands Bicycle, COPAG, Dal Negro, Fournier and Modiano.
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