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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 76 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VILLA REAL, the capital of the district 0f -Villa Real, Portugal; lc) m. N. of the river Douro and 47 M. by road E.N.E. of Oporto. Pop. (1900) 6716. The town has a large transit trade in wine, mineral waters and live stock, especially pigs. The administrative district of Villa Real corresponds with the western part of the ancient province of Traz os Montes (q.v.). Pop. (1900) 242,196; area, 165o sq. m. There are alkaline waters and baths at Vidago (near Chaves) and at Pedras Salgadas (near Villa Pouca d'Aguiar). The district adjacent to the Douro is known as the Paiz do vinho, or " wine country "; here are the vineyards from which " port " wine is manufactured.
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