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Language: Portuguese

Description: Estrema-Dura is a province and former region of central west Portugal, including parts of the present day districts of Lisboa, Setúbal and Leiria. The agricultural heart of the province is to the west, around Alcobaça, where the Mediterranean climate supports the production of olives, vines and fruits, wheat, maize and vegetables. The northern uplands provide grazing for sheep and goats with subsequent production of cheese. Low-lying valleys provide marshy ground for rice. Like Extremadura in Spain, Estremadura was named as the "extreme" border of Christendom during the Reconquest.

Map of Portugal, showing Estrema-Dura running down the coast in the west, with many thanks to by Tourizm Maps &Copy; 2006

Pronounced: eesh-truh-muh-DOO-ruh
Ethnicity: Portuguese
Most frequent country: Portugal
Most frequent region: Estrema-Dura

See places: Portuguese food and cuisine, Leiria, Alcobaça, Bucelas, Óbidos

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