Former Portuguese colonies

2017-07-29T09:00:23+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Portuguese Gold Coast, Portuguese Ceylon, Tidore, Portuguese India, Jaffna kingdom, Diu, India, Kilwa Kisiwani, Portuguese Guinea, Mascarene Islands, Colonial Brazil, Portuguese Angola, Taipa, Ambon Island, Portuguese Empire, Príncipe, Hormuz Island, Portuguese Mozambique, State of Grão-Pará and Maranhão, Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe, Tangasseri, Souira Guedima, Cacheu, Kodungallur, Governorate General of Brazil, Portuguese Cape Verde, Governorate General of Bahia, Governorate General of Rio de Janeiro, Ksar El Majaz, Mylapore, Pulicat, Ksar es-Seghir, Castelo Real, Chaul, Salsette Island, State of Brazil, Hugli-Chuchura, Annobón Province, Portuguese Macau, Dibba Al-Hisn, Elmina, Portuguese settlement in Chittagong, Tarout Island, State of Maranhão and Piauí, State of Grão-Pará and Rio Negro, Siege of Diu, Hengqin, State of Maranhão (colonial), Mehdya, Morocco flashcards Former Portuguese colonies
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  • Portuguese Gold Coast
    The Portuguese Gold Coast was a Portuguese colony on the West African Gold Coast (present day Ghana) on the Gulf of Guinea.
  • Portuguese Ceylon
    Portuguese Ceylon (Portuguese: Ceilão Português, Sinhala: පෘතුගීසි ලංකාව Potugisi Lankava) refers to the control of the Kingdom of Kotte by the Portuguese Empire, in present-day Sri Lanka, after the country's Crisis of the Sixteenth Century and into the Kandyan period.
  • Tidore
    Tidore is a city, island, and archipelago in the Maluku Islands of eastern Indonesia, west of the larger island of Halmahera.
  • Portuguese India
    The State of India (Portuguese: Estado da Índia), also referred as the Portuguese State of India (Estado Português da Índia, EPI) or simply Portuguese India (Índia Portuguesa), was a state of the Portuguese Overseas Empire, founded six years after the discovery of a sea route between Portugal and the Indian Subcontinent to serve as the governing body of a string of Portuguese fortresses and colonies overseas.
  • Jaffna kingdom
    The Jaffna kingdom (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாண அரசு) (1215-1624 CE), also known as Kingdom of Aryacakravarti, of modern northern Sri Lanka was a historic monarchy that came into existence around the town of Jaffna on the Jaffna peninsula after the invasion of Magha, who is identified as the founder of the Jaffna kingdom and is said to have been from Kalinga, in India.
  • Diu, India
    Diu is a town in Diu district in the union territory of Daman and Diu, India.
  • Kilwa Kisiwani
    Kilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the southern coast of present-day Tanzania in eastern Africa.
  • Portuguese Guinea
    Portuguese Guinea (Portuguese: Guiné), called the Overseas Province of Guinea from 1951, was a West African colony of Portugal from the late 15th century until 10 September 1974, when it gained independence as Guinea-Bissau.
  • Mascarene Islands
    The Mascarene Islands (or Mascarenhas Archipelago) is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar consisting of Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues.
  • Colonial Brazil
    Colonial Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil Colonial) comprises the period from 1500, with the arrival of the Portuguese, until 1815, when Brazil was elevated to a kingdom in union with Portugal as the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.
  • Portuguese Angola
    Portuguese Angola or Portuguese West Africa are the common terms by which Angola is designated when referring to the historic period when it was a Portuguese overseas territory in southwestern Africa.
  • Taipa
    Taipa is an island in the Chinese special administrative region of Macau.
  • Ambon Island
    Ambon Island is part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia.
  • Portuguese Empire
    The Portuguese Empire (Portuguese: Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português), was the first global empire in world history.
  • Príncipe
    Príncipe is the smaller, northern major island of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe lying off the west coast of African in the Gulf of Guinea.
  • Hormuz Island
    Hormuz Island (/hɔːrˈmuːz/; Persian: جزیره هرمز‎‎ Jazireh-ye Hormoz), also spelled Hormoz, is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf.
  • Portuguese Mozambique
    Portuguese Mozambique or Portuguese East Africa (Portuguese: Moçambique or África Oriental Portuguesa) are the common terms by which Mozambique is designated when referring to the historic period when it was a Portuguese overseas territory.
  • State of Grão-Pará and Maranhão
    The State of Grão-Pará and Maranhão (Portuguese: Estado do Grão-Pará e Maranhão) was one of the states of the Portuguese Empire.
  • Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe
    São Tomé and Príncipe islands were a colony of the Portuguese Empire from its discovery in 1470 until 1975, when independence was granted by Portugal.
  • Tangasseri
    Tangasseri or Thangassery is a heavily populated beach area on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Kollam city, Kerala, India.
  • Souira Guedima
    Souira Guedima, formerly known as Aguz, is a Moroccan town 36 km south of Safi, at the mouth of the Tensift River on the Atlantic seacoast.
  • Cacheu
    Cacheu is a town in northwestern Guinea-Bissau, lying on the Cacheu River.
  • Kodungallur
    Kodungallur (anglicised name: Cranganore), is a municipality in the South Western border of Thrissur district of Kerala, India.
  • Governorate General of Brazil
    The Governorate General of Brazil (Portuguese: Governo-Geral do Brasil) was a colonial administration of the Portuguese Empire in Brazil.
  • Portuguese Cape Verde
    Cape Verde was a colony of the Portuguese Empire from the initial settlement of the Cape Verde Islands in 1462 until the independence of Cape Verde in 1975.
  • Governorate General of Bahia
    The Governorate General of Bahia (Portuguese: Governo-Geral da Bahia) was a colonial administration of the Portuguese Empire.
  • Governorate General of Rio de Janeiro
    The Governorate General of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Governo-Geral do Rio de Janeiro) was a colonial administration of the Portuguese Empire.
  • Ksar El Majaz
    Ksar El Majaz is a small town and rural commune near the Mediterranean coast in the Jebala region of northwest Morocco, between Tangier and Ceuta.
  • Mylapore
    Mylapore (Mayilāppūr) is a cultural hub and neighborhood in the southern part of the city of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Pulicat
    Pulicat (Pazhaverkadu) is a historic seashore town in "North of Chennai" in Thiruvallur District, of Tamil Nadu state, South India.
  • Ksar es-Seghir
    Ksar es-Seghir or Ksar Sghir or al-Qasr al-Seghir (Arabic القصر الصغير), is a small town on the Mediterranean coast in the Jebala region of northwest Morocco, between Tangier and Ceuta, on the right bank of the river of the same name.
  • Castelo Real
    Castelo Real was a Portuguese castle established in Mogador, modern Essaouira, by the Portuguese in 1506.
  • Chaul
    Chaul is a former city of Portuguese India, now in ruins.
  • Salsette Island
    Salsette Island (Salsete) is an island in Maharashtra state on India's west coast.
  • State of Brazil
    The State of Brazil (Portuguese: Estado do Brasil) was one of the states of the Portuguese Empire, in the Americas during the period of Colonial Brazil.
  • Hugli-Chuchura
    (This article is about the municipality in West Bengal, India. For its namesake district, see Hooghly district.) Chinsurah (also known as Hooghly-Chinsura or Hooghly) is a city in the state of West Bengal, India.
  • Annobón Province
    Annobón Province is a small province of Equatorial Guinea consisting of the island of Annobón and its associated islets in the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean's Cameroon Line.
  • Portuguese Macau
    Portuguese Macau was the period of Macau as a Portuguese colony and later, an overseas province under Portuguese administration from 1557 to 1999.
  • Dibba Al-Hisn
    Dibba Al-Hisn is a pene-exclave of the emirate of Al-Sharjah, one of the seven United Arab Emirates.
  • Elmina
    Elmina is a town and the capital of the Komenda/Edina/Eguafo/Abirem District on the south coast of South Ghana in the Central Region, situated on a south-facing bay on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana, 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Cape Coast.
  • Portuguese settlement in Chittagong
    Chittagong (Xatigan in Portuguese), the second largest city and main port of Bangladesh, was home to a thriving trading post of the Portuguese Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Tarout Island
    Tārūt Island (Arabic: جزيرة تاروت‎‎) is an island in the Persian Gulf belonging to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, connected by two causeways to Qatif.
  • State of Maranhão and Piauí
    The State of Maranhão and Piauí (Portuguese: Estado do Maranhão e Piauí) was one of the states of the Portuguese Empire.
  • State of Grão-Pará and Rio Negro
    The State of Grão-Pará and Rio Negro (Portuguese: Estado do Grão-Pará e Rio Negro) was one of the states of the Portuguese Empire.
  • Siege of Diu
    The Siege of Diu occurred when an Ottoman imperial fleet attempted to capture the Indian city of Diu in 1538, then held by the Portuguese.
  • Hengqin
    Hengqin is an island in Zhuhai, a prefecture-level city and Special Economic Zone in the Guangdong province of the People's Republic of China.
  • State of Maranhão (colonial)
    The State of Maranhão (Portuguese: Estado do Maranhão) was the northernmost of two 17th-18th century administrative divisions of the colonial Portuguese Empire in South America.
  • Mehdya, Morocco
    Mehdya (Arabic: المهدية‎, translit. al-Mahdiyā‎), also Mehdia or Mehedya, is a town in Kénitra Province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco.