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Map of Europe in 1740 showing the kingdom of Portugal
Capital Lisboa (Lisbon)
Language(s) Portuguese
Religion Catholic
Population 2,367,000 in 1750
Government Kingdom
Dependencies This state had dependencies on several continents:
  • Africa: Cape Verde, Angola, Portuguese Guinea, and Mozambique
  • Asia: Goa, Macau, East Timor (Portuguese Timor)
  • Europe: Azores, Madeira
  • South America: Brazil
Rulers 1750-1777: José I
Army see the article Portuguese Army
Navy see the article Portuguese Navy
Trade In East Africa, Portugal conducted slave trade from Cape Delgado on the Coast of Mozambique

Similarly, in West Africa, Portugal was still conducting slave trade from Congo and from Luanda in Angola


Devèze, M.: L'Europe et le monde à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, Albin Michel, 1970, pp. 301-302