Portugal is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. The official and national language is Portuguese.
Portugal has left a profound cultural, architectural and linguistic influence across the globe, with a legacy of around 250 million Portuguese speakers.
It is a developed country with an advanced economy and high living standards. Additionally, it is highly placed in rankings of moral freedom, peacefulness, democracy, press freedom, stability, social progress, and prosperity. A member of the United Nations and the European Union, Portugal was also one of the founding members of NATO, the eurozone, the OECD, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.
Póvoa de Lanhoso
Póvoa de Lanhoso is in the North of Portugal, placed at the district of Braga. Póvoa de Lanhoso occupies a surface of 130 km2 and is crossed by the rivers Ave and Cávado. The economy of the city is based on agriculture and industry, specifically on the textile sector. Póvoa de Lanhoso is also renowned by its filigree handicraft. Among its heritage it is worth mentioning the Castro (a pre Roman fortress) and the Castle of Lanhoso and the Romanesque Church of Fontarcada. Among its natural heritage it is worth citing the 500 year old oak of Calvos, one of the oldest in Europe. From Mount San Mamede, nice views of the region of Minho can be seen.