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Minho

Minho (mēnˈyō) [key], historical province, NW Portugal, between the Minho and Douro rivers. Braga is the capital. This region was settled by the Celts, who left many hill forts, and by the Romans. Geological faults traverse the area. The irrigated landscape supports intensive agricultural activity. Corn and fruits are grown here. Timbering, fishing, and textile manufacturing are important in some localities.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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