Portuguese Guinea

What is Portuguese Guinea known for?


legal title

and source of tax revenue. Nova Colônia do Sacramento, Uruguay (1680-1777)


founding quot

Portugal. Brockman, Norbert C. ''An African Biographical Dictionary'', 1994, p. 73. thumb 220px left A PAIGC soldier with an AK-47 (Image:Paigcsoldiers.jpeg) Amílcar Cabral founded the party with his brother Luís (Luís Cabral) in then-Portuguese Guinea in 1956, advocating the independence of Cape Verde and Portuguese Guinea from Portugal. Brockman, Norbert C. ''An African


school studies

, Portuguese Guinea, on April 11, 1931. He completed his primary school studies in the Cape Verde archipelago, which was also a Portuguese territory at that time. Later on he would receive training in accountancy. Nova Colônia do Sacramento, Uruguay (1680-1777)


home taking

months after the Carnation Revolution. After the military coup of 25 April 1974 Portugal faced political turmoil and the colonial army, often highly politicised by the Salazar Regime and the Independence Wars returned home, taking with them much of the European populations of Portuguese Angola, Portuguese Mozambique and to a lesser extent from Portuguese Guinea and Portuguese Timor. From May 1974 to the end of the 1970s, over a million Portuguese citizens from Portugal's African


development programs

guerrillas and show to the Portuguese people and the world that the overseas territories were totally under control, the Portuguese government accelerated its major development programs to expand and upgrade the infrastructure of the overseas territories in Africa by creating new roads, railways, bridges, dams, irrigation systems, schools and hospitals to stimulate an even higher level of economic growth and support from the populace. ref name "Portuguese Mozambique development">


mozambique history

Troops Centre ''Caçadores Especiais'' (Special Hunters) of the Portuguese Army, the ''Caçadores Paraquedistas'' (Parachute Troops School) (Parachute Hunters) of the Portuguese Air Force, the ''Fuzileiros Especiais'' (Portuguese Marine Corps) (Special Marines) of the Portuguese Navy, the ''Flechas'' (Arrows) of the International and State Defense Police (PIDE) and the ''Grupos Especiais'' (Special Groups (Portugal)) (Special Groups) of the Government of Mozambique. History


building school

Biographical Dictionary'', 1994, p. 73. By 1967, the PAIGC had carried out 147 attacks on Portuguese barracks and army encampments, and effectively controlled 2 3 of Portuguese Guinea. The following year, Portugal began a new campaign against the guerrillas with the arrival of the new governor of the colony, António de Spínola. Spínola began a massive construction campaign, building schools, hospitals, new housing (houses) and improving telecommunications and the road


centuries period

. * For Portugal, during the 19th and 20th centuries period, ''Metrópole'' designated the European part of Portugal (Mainland Portugal plus the Azores and Madeira); the overseas provinces (Portuguese Empire) were called ''Ultramar'' ( overseas). Until 1975, Portuguese Africa's ''Ultramar'' referred to Angola (Portuguese Angola), Mozambique (Portuguese Mozambique), Portuguese Guinea, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe. The term ''Metrópole'' was dropped from common usage


providing long

and Mozambique as well as providing long-range and coastal logistics to the Portuguese Armed forces in its overseas territories in the Atlantic (Cape Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe, Guinea, Angola), Indian (Mozambique) and Pacific Oceans (Timor and Macau). In amphibious missions the action of the Portuguese Marines (''fuzileiros'') was fundamental. For the Colonial wars, the Portuguese Navy had to equip itself with a large fleet of small units including corvettes, patrol boats and landing craft, most of them designed and many built in Portugal. The Portuguese (Portugal) also claimed Bolama in 1830 and a dispute developed. In 1860, the British proclaimed the island annexed to Sierra Leone, but in 1870 a commission chaired by Ulysses S. Grant awarded Bolama to Portugal. Subsequently, in 1879, Bolama became the first capital (Capital (political)) of Portuguese Guinea and remained so until its transfer to Bissau in 1941. Bissau had been founded in 1687 by Portugal as a fortified port and trading center. This transfer was needed due to the shortage of fresh water in Bolama. Bolama later became a seaplane stop, and a seaplane crash in 1931 is commemorated by a statue in the town. Alfa Yaya's relationship with the French went downhill in 1904, when French ceded part of Labé to the control of Portuguese Guinea, effectively taking away part of Alfa Yaya's territory. He planned a revolt, but a spy gave him away; he was arrested and deported to Dahomey in 1905. Released in 1910, he immediately began to organize resistance; he was again arrested in 1911 and taken to Port Etienne, where he died on 10 October 1912. colspan "3" Angola Brazil Cape Verde East Timor (Portuguese Timor) Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese Guinea) Portuguese India Macau (Macao) Mozambique São Tomé and Príncipe History '''Transportes Aéreos da Guiné Portuguesa''' was founded in 1960 to operate flights within Portuguese Guinea as its national airline. Services on international routes from Bissau to Dakar, Ilha do Sal and Praia were inaugurated not long after foundation. A de Havilland Heron and two de Havilland Dragon Rapides were operating on the routes by 1961. By 1968 the airline was operating two de Havilland Herons, three Dornier Do 27s, one Cessna 206, one Cessna 172 and one Auster. The Portuguese (Portugal) national airline, TAP-Air Portugal took over some TAGP flights, operating them with Boeing aircraft instead of with TAGP's Cessnas. TAP operates from Ilha do Sal to Bissau with the Boeings, and TAGP would operate the return flight with its light aircraft. Nova Colônia do Sacramento, Uruguay (1680-1777)


quot supporting

, were also signs of the so called "Winds of change" supporting and giving context to the emergence of independence movements in Portuguese Africa. Age of Discovery When the Portuguese began trading on the west coast of Africa, in the 15th century, they concentrated their energies on Guinea (Portuguese Guinea) and Angola (Angola (Portugal)). Hoping at first for gold, they soon found that slaves were the most valuable commodity available in the region for export

Portuguese Guinea

'''Portuguese Guinea''' ( ), called the '''Overseas Province of Guinea''' from 1951, was a West African colony of Portugal (Portuguese Empire) from the late 15th century until 10 September 1974, when it gained independence as Guinea-Bissau.

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