The , which are part of the regional territory of Madeira and a nature reserve are unique in being classified as a desert climate BWh with an annual average rainfall of approximately 150 mm 5.
In 1996, became president.
Pasteis de Nata in Lisbon Typical fast food dishes include the Frenchie from Porto, "" which is also a traditional dish from Porto, and bifanas grilled pork or prego grilled beef , which are well known around the country.
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In 1815, Brazil was declared a Kingdom and the Kingdom of Portugal was united with it, forming a pluricontinental state, the.
In 1972, , the highway concessionaire, was founded to handle the management of many of the region's motorways.