Top 10 AMAZING Facts About PORTUGAL
On the southwestern edge of Europe, making up more than half of the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula sits the country of Portugal, or the Portuguese Republic.
With a history stretching back to prehistoric settlements and outdating some of the oldest European states, Portugal is rich with culture, history, and interesting little truths like those covered in this Archive of amazing facts about Portugal!
10. Cuisine of the Portuguese
9. Famous People of Portugal
8. Football and Portugal
7. The Sites to See
6. Making Leaps in Renewable Energy?
5. Portuguese Records Galore
4. Portugal’s Impact on the Age of Exploration
3. An Old European Soul
2. The Umayyad Muslim Invasions
1. Portugal’s Control of the East
Published on 7 Jul 2017
10 reasons to visit Portugal
Source: Queenie Zhu
Published on 8 Nov 2011
How Powerful Is Portugal?
Published on 6 Sep 2015
Ismaili Imamt, the Institues and the Ismaili Community in Portugal
Historic agreement establishes Global Seat of Ismaili Imamat in Portugal — The Ismaili org
In his remarks, Mawlana Hazar Imam thanked the government for inviting the Ismaili Imamat to establish its permanent Seat in Portugal. TheIsmaili / Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Portugal’s Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Rui Machete sign a landmark agreement establishing a formal Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal. TheIsmaili / Gary Otte
Ismaili Centre, Lisbon participates in Lisboa Open House 2014 : TheIsmaili.org
Source: The Ismaili
Published on 10 Dec 2015
The design brief called for a centre which would draw upon traditional design approaches from Muslim civilizations yet avoid transplanting any idiom particular to a specific locale in its entirety. Significant emphasis was placed upon technological innovation and on construction that would be appropriate to the area. The architects’ response was influenced by the morphology of traditional spatial arrangements, by the notion of Islamic gardens and by the patterns in architecture that have served different Muslim societies.
Portuguese preschool teacher Filipa Passos will soon enhance her skills in… More
AKDN has been present in Portugal since 1983, with the Aga Khan Foundation working on research and innovative direct intervention in the areas of early childhood education, social exclusion and urban poverty. Other educational activities through the Aga Khan Academies and the Aga Khan University are also underway. The activities in the country operate within the framework of the agreements established between the Ismaili Imamat and Portugal, particularly the Protocol of Cooperation with the Portuguese Government signed in 2005, the Protocol of International Cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed in 2008, the Agreement established with the Portuguese Republic signed in 2009, and the Agreement for the Establishment of the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal signed in 2015.
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WORKING WITH PORTUGUESE SPEAKING COUNTRIES
Video: The work of the Aga Khan Foundation Portugal
Together with more than 700 partners in the public and private sectors, the Foundation is undertaking a variety of activities that range from early childhood development to assistance for new immigrants as they integrate into Portuguese society.
His Highness the Aga Khan acquires Henrique Mendonça Palace as the new Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal —Ismailmail
Excerpt via Google Translate.
It is a mansion surrounded by gardens filled with palm and lime trees in the Border Marquis Street of Lisbon where the Prince Aga Khan will install the world headquarters of the Ismaili Imamat. From here, the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat will run the administrative structure to coordinate the huge Aga Khan Development Network.
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