To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Estremadura Province (historical)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Estremadura Province (to 1933)
Antigas Provincias Portugal.png

Estremadura Province (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɨ)ʃtɾɨmɐˈðuɾɐ]) is one of the six historical provinces of Portugal. It is located along the Atlantic Ocean coast in the center of the country and includes Lisbon, the capital. The name of this province (and also the Spanish Extramadura) originates from the Spanish and Portuguese struggle with the Moors, and the Christian reclaiming of their land in the 12th century. These provinces were called Extrema Durii, which means "farthest from the Douro River."[1][2]

During the 19th century, Estremadura was the only province in the kingdom that did not border Spain. The provinces Beira and Alentejo bordered on the north, east, and south. Its 164-mile (264 km) western border was with the Atlantic Ocean, and it was 85 miles (137 km) wide at its widest point.[3]

In 1835, Portugal divided into districts, which were subdivided into counties and parishes. Estremadura Province included Districts of Lisbon, Santarém, Leiria and part of Setúbal with Lisboa as its capital.[3] Maps from this time show six provinces, of which Estremadura was one, but this was not official with the government.[3].

On February 22, 1933, Portugal divided into eleven provinces.

Today, continental Portugal is divided into 18 administrative districts, each with a district capital. However, the historic provinces (1933-1959) continue to be used in everyday life despite the new district system.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Fairburn, John (1808). A Statistical and Geographical Survey of Spain and Portugal ... London: J. Dennet. pp. 133–145.
  2. ^ Publications, Inc Fodor's Travel (2005). Fodor's Portugal. Fodor's Travel Publications. p. 77. ISBN 9781400014521.
  3. ^ a b c Law, Gwillim (2010-11-19). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998. McFarland. pp. 296–298. ISBN 9781476604473.
  4. ^ Wheeler, Douglas L.; Opello Jr., Walter C. (2010-05-10). Historical Dictionary of Portugal. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 277. ISBN 9780810870758.
This page was last edited on 9 July 2019, at 20:48
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.