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Estremadura

Estremadura əshtrəmədo͞o´rə [key], region, W Portugal, formerly a province, now divided between the provinces of Estremadura and Ribatejo, with a small part in Beira Litoral. Estremadura province consists of S Leira, N Setúbal, and most of Lisboa districts. The capital of the province is Lisbon. Wide plains flank the fertile and heavily wooded Tagus River valley. There are grainfields, orchards, and vineyards copper, iron, marble, coal, and salt are found in the province. Fishing is important along the coast.

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