Portugal dating culture
It is a developed country with a high-income advanced economy and high living standards.
a city where present-day Vila Nova de Gaia now stands, at the mouth of the River Douro in the north of what is now Portugal.
The region's pre-Roman language was Gallaecian Celtic.
Some French scholars believe the name may have come from 'Portus Gallus', the port of the Gauls or Celts.
is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.
It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain.
However, events such as the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, the country's occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, the independence of Brazil (1822), and a late industrialization compared to other European powers, erased to a great extent Portugal's prior opulence.
After the 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy, the democratic but unstable Portuguese First Republic was established, later being superseded by the Estado Novo right-wing authoritarian regime.
Portugal has left a profound cultural and architectural influence across the globe, a legacy of around 250 million Portuguese speakers, and many Portuguese-based creoles.
The region was settled by Pre-Celts and Celts, giving origin to peoples like the Gallaeci, Lusitanians, Celtici and Cynetes, visited by Phoenicians, Ancient Greeks and Carthaginians, incorporated in the Roman Republic dominions as Lusitania and part of Gallaecia, after 45 BC until 298 AD.
The region of present-day Portugal was inhabited by Neanderthals and then by Homo sapiens, who roamed the border-less region of the northern Iberian peninsula.
A further theory is that Cale or Calle is a derivation of the Celtic word for port, like the Irish caladh or Scottish Gaelic cala.
These explanations however would require the pre-Roman language of the area to have been a branch of Q-Celtic, which is not generally accepted.