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Minho

(mēn`yo͞o), historical province, NW Portugal, between the Minho and Douro rivers. Braga is the capital. This region was settled by the Celts, who left many hill forts, and by the Romans. Geological faults traverse the area. The irrigated landscape supports intensive agricultural activity. Corn and fruits are grown here. Timbering, fishing, and textile manufacturing are important in some localities.

Minho

(Span mēn`yō, Port. mēn`yo͞o), Span. Miño, river, c.210 mi (340 km) long, rising in Galicia, NW Spain, and flowing generally SW to the Atlantic Ocean. The Sil is its chief tributary. The lower part of the Minho forms a section of the border between Spain and Portugal. Hydroelectricity is produced near Ourense, Spain.

Minho

 

a historical region of northern Portugal, consisting primarily of the territory between the Douro (Spanish, Duero) and Minho (Spanish, Mino) rivers along the Atlantic coast. Area, approximately 5,000 sq km. Population, 889,700 (1971). Minho includes the districts of Viana do Castelo and Braga and is a densely populated, intensively cultivated part of the country. The region includes minor industrial centers in Brāga, Guimaraes, Fafe, and Barcelos, and it is a main source of Portuguese emigration.

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Minho Song specifies reasons for the exodus as "too much emphasis on Korean ethnicity, the pull and power of postmodern culture, mass media and secular education, limitations on a sense of belonging, unclear vision of the church and church issues such as splitting and frequent changes in pastoral staff.
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GRF-CFUM, University of Minho, Campus of Azurem, 4800-058 Guimaraes, Portugal
for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus Gualtar, Braga 4710-057 Portugal; phone: +351 253 604 240; email: avicente@deb.
Childhood is a critical time for the development of motor coordination skills that are essential for health and well-being," stresses lead author Luis Lopes from Portugal's University of Minho.
com Portugal's Tourism Association of Housing have expanded their network with six new Casa no Campo, or houses in the countryside, in Lisbon, Alentejo, Minho and the Algarve.
Ces chiffres preparent les responsables nationaux et internationaux a une plus grande souplesse du plan d'ajustement budgetaire" du Portugal, a indique a l'AFP l'economiste Paulo Mourao de l'Universite du Minho.
Childhood is a critical time for the development of motor coordination skills which are essential for health and well-being," said lead author Dr Luis Lopes, from the University of Minho.
Dr Luis Lopes, from the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal, led the research and said: "Childhood is a critical time for the development of motor co-ordination skills which are essential for health and well-being.
The isolate was accessed and preserved in the Micoteca da Universidade do Minho (MUM, Braga, Portugal) fungal culture collection and given the accession code MUM 11.
In cooperation with colleagues at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal, the Munich-based researchers have now shown that stress, and the hormones released during stress, can accelerate the development of Alzheimer disease-like biochemical and behavioral pathology.
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