1 Physical Geography Portugal is situated in the western part of the Iberian Peninsula. Its frontiers are Spain in the north and east and the Atlantic Ocean in the south and west. In Portugal there are eight regions and also several islands. Madeira and Azores are the two archipelagos.
The climate in Portugal is very different from the north to the south. In the north it rains a lot and it is very cold in winter. It can even snow in the high mountains. In the south, the weather is much hotter and very dry. 1 Physical Geography
Minho Minho is in the north of Portugal. There is the sea and the mountains. Minho is always green because it rains a lot. 1 Physical Geography
Trás os Montes and Alto Douro Trás os Montes is a region with high mountains. Winters are very cold and summers very hot. Alto Douro is the region of Port wine. There are a lot of vineyards in the mountains. 1 Physical Geography
Beira Litoral Beira Litoral is very famous for its lovely beaches and it is a good place for fishing. It is a tourist region. 1 Physical Geography
1- Physical Geography Beira Interior In this region the winters are very cold and it snows a lot. It is a good place for skiing. The highest mountain of Portugal is Serra da Estrela
1- Physical Geography Estremadura It is a region in the centre of Portugal near the sea. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is situated in this region.
1- Physical Geography Ribatejo It is a region in the south of Lisbon and the Tagus river (Tejo, in Portuguese). The land is flat and very green. There you can find the culture of rice. They also raise horses and bulls.
1- Physical Geography Alentejo This is the hottest and driest part of Portugal. There are big farms where people grow wheat and rye. Cork trees are one of the most important Portuguese productions.
1- Physical Geography Algarve This is the most famous tourist region of Portugal. It is in the south. There are beautiful beaches and the weather is very sunny and hot.
1- Physical Geography Important cities BRAGANÇA BRAGA