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All articles in category Portugal

September 1997

Missionary Spotlight – Portugal – Main Article

EconomySince joining the European Union in 1988 there has been much development and in some areas a noted increase in living standards, particularly in the cities. Outside of the major cities there is much poverty. The mountainous terrain and traditional (but outdated) farming methods provide a meagre living for those in the country areas.…

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Missionary Spotlight – Portugal
September 1997

Missionary Spotlight – Portugal

The influence of the Reformation, which had such an effect on other parts of Europe and the world, did not touch Portugal until much later. From 1580 to 1640 Portugal was ruled by Spain and the propogation of the Reformed faith was forbidden. Even after Portugal gained independence from Spain, the kings of Portugal,…

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September 1997

Missionary Spotlight – Portugal – Features

FeaturesThe country covers 92,000 sq. km. (including the overseas territories of Azores and Madeira). It has a population of approximately 10.5 million of whom about 1.1 million live in the capital, Lisbon. Other major cities are Coimbra, Porto, Amadora, Faro. Much of the country is mountainous, but the south has been developed as a…

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