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Estremadura

(əshtrəmədo͞o`rə), region, W Portugal, formerly a province, now divided between the provinces of Estremadura and Ribatejo, with a small part in Beira Litoral. Estremadura province consists of S Leira, N Setúbal, and most of Lisboa districts. The capital of the province is Lisbon. Wide plains flank the fertile and heavily wooded Tagus River valley. There are grainfields, orchards, and vineyards; copper, iron, marble, coal, and salt are found in the province. Fishing is important along the coast.

Estremadura:

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, autonomous community (1990 pop. 1,102,319), W central Spain, on the border with Portugal. It was established as an autonomous community in 1983 by the statute of autonomy.
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Estremadura

 

a historical province in Portugal, on the Atlantic Ocean. Area, 7,950 sq km. Population, 2,234,000 (1974). Estremadura, which is divided by the Tagus River, includes the capital district (Lisbon) and Setúbal District.


Estremadura

 

(also Extremadura), a historical region in western Spain, on the Portuguese border. Located mostly in the interfluve between the Tagus and Guadiana rivers, it comprises the provinces of Cáceres and Badajoz. Area, 41,600 sq km. Population, 1,043,000 (1975). Badajoz is the largest city.

Estremadura occupies the southwestern part of the Meseta Plateau and is divided by the Sierra de Guadalupe (elevations to 1,563 m). It is an economically backward, primarily agricultural region. The chief agricultural activities are sheep raising (mainly merinos) and swine raising. In 1974 the region had 2.12 million sheep, or 13.6 percent of the figure for the country as a whole, and 450,000 swine, or 5.2 percent of the country’s total. Cereal and legume crops are grown; 16.7 percent of the cultivated land is planted to wheat. Rice is cultivated on irrigated lands in Badajoz Province. The most important industrial crop is tobacco; the region accounts for 55 percent of the country’s output. Olives, grapes, and cotton are also grown. The gathering of cork bark is of some economic importance. Nonferrous metals and phosphorites are mined in the region. Industry includes food processing and the production of chemical fertilizers.

Estremadura

a region of W Spain: arid and sparsely populated except in the valleys of the Tagus and Guardiana rivers. Area: 41 593 sq km (16 059 sq miles).
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Only for flint can an exogenous, supraregional origin be securely attributed since this rock's sources are inexistent in the whole Beira Alta province, so the sources known in Estremadura are an acceptable possibility given the pottery stylistic parallels referred to above.
Dois meses de reportagem nas frentes de Andaluzia e da Estremadura (Lisboa: Sociedade Nacional de Tipografia, 1936), 282-283.
Pero sin duda, la obra clave de su trayectoria fue la citada Coleccion de Inscripciones y Antiguedades de Estremadura [sic](1846) y la reedicion de esta en Madrid titulada Estremadura [sic] Coleccion de sus inscripciones y monumentos seguida de reflexiones importantes sobre lo pasado, lo presente y el porvenir de estas provincias (1852).
Es evidente que estos condicionantes de caracter tafononico han impedido el conocimiento de estos aspectos en el noroeste frente a otras regiones como la Estremadura portuguesa, la Meseta o Andalucia; pero no es menos cierto que la busqueda de contextos alternativos capaces de proporcionar esa informacion cualitativa deficitaria en la region no ha sido en absoluto explorada.
Doctoral Thesis analyzed by region and percentage of total Doctoral Thesis on Guidance Counselling and educational Vocational and guidance career guidance Total Regions N % N % N % Andalusia 14 26% 4 14% 18 22% Aragon 2 4% 0 0 2 2% Canary Islands 1 2% 0 0 1 1% Castile and Leon 6 11% 3 10% 9 11% Catalonia 7 13% 6 21% 13 16% Valencia 2 4% 7 24% 9 11% State 2 4% 2 7% 4 5% Estremadura 4 8% 0 0 4 5% Galicia 4 8% 5 17% 9 11% Madrid 6 11% 2 7% 8 10% Murcia 1 2% 0 0 1 1% The Basque 4 8% 0 0 4 5% Country Total 53 100% 29 100% 82 100% Table 4.
There are also excellent wines coming out of other regions of Portugal, including Ribatejo, and Estremadura, as well as the small Terras do Sado south of Lisbon.
Contadoria Geral da Corte e Provincia da Estremadura, com 28 livros auxiliares;
O exame da variacao linguistica nessa gramatica pode ser feito a partir de dois pontos de vista: o da relacao das regras do portugues em contraste com as do latim, que produz um tipo de variacao que consideramos exogena; e o da variacao interna ao portugues, que consideramos endogena, ja que o autor toma como parametro para analise da diversidade linguistica um dos dialetos, o da Estremadura, especialmente o praticado por pessoas cultas, em relacao aos dialetos de outras provincias, de pessoas cultas, ou nao.
Oddbins' new regime are doing brilliantly with their attractive 20 per cent, 12-bottle discounts and superb wines, such as this red from Portugal's Estremadura region.
A lingua portuguesa na Estremadura Espanhola: o caso de Valencia de Alcantara.
Era Valdivia, cuando murio, de edad de cincuenta y seis anos, natural de un lugar de Estremadura pequeno llamado Castuera; hombre de buena estatura; de rostro alegre, la cabeza grande conforme al cuerpo, que se habia hecho gordo; espaldudo, ancho de pechos (s/n).
y este Diego Garcia de Paredes fue un principal caballero, natural de la ciudad de Trujillo, en Estremadura, valentisimo soldado, y de tantas fuerzas naturales, que detenia con un dedo una rueda de molino en la mitad de su furia, y, puesto con un montante en la entrada de una puente, detuvo a todo un innumerable ejercito, que no pasase por ella; y hizo otras tales cosas, que si, como el las cuenta y las escribe el asimismo, con la modestia de caballero y de coronista propio, las escribiera otro libre y desapasionado pusieran en su olvido las de los Hetores, Aquiles y Roldanes.