Western New England

Western New England

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...The part near the Tagus is low and marshy. Rivers.--Minho, between this country and Spain, 115 miles long. Douro, rises in the Mts. of Sierra Oca (Spain), and falls into the Atlantic Ocean. Its tributaries are the Tamega and Saba. Tagus, rises in Spain, and falls into the Atlantic Ocean. This river is very wide in Portugal, at its mouth it is five miles. Chief tributaries, Zazar, and Zatas. Guadiana, rises in the mountains of Sierra Morena (Spain), and separates this country from Spain. Mountains.--Sierra de Estrella, extend from Lisbon to the Douro. Sierre de Guadaloupe, the western part of the range. Sierre de Ossa, a group west of the Guadiana. Sierre de Monchique, in the south of Portugal. Minerals.--Marble, building stones, gold, lead, plumbago, silver, coal, iron-ore, manganese, antimony, salt from the marshes, copper, and slate. 'These are but little worked. Divisions six, viz: --Minho, Teas as Montes, Beira, Estremadura, Alentejo and Algarve. Population 4,434,990, of the same race as the Spaniards.' Objects of Culture.--Vine, olive, orange, citron, fruits, wheat, barley, maize, flax, and rice. The principal crop is the grape, along the river Douro. Manufactures.--Not important: wine (the chief); gloves, fruits, silk, woollen, linen, and cotton fabrics, metal and earthenware, tobacco and cigars, glass, paper, matting, cordage, cabinet work, and tanneries. Forests.--Oak, chestnut, pine, and cork, very abundant. Commerce, chiefly with England, France, and Spain. Exports.--Port wine (about 5,000,000 gallons annually), fruits, oil, cork, and salt. Imports: manufactured goods, hardware, linen, hats, shoes, stockings, corn, flour, and colonial produce. Education.--Poor; Religion, Roman Catholic. Army.--34,000 in peace, and 73,000 on a war...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564286
  • 9781236564283