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  • Lisbon is near the wide mouth of the Rio Tejo (in English, Tagus River), just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

    SFGate: Top News Stories David Armstrong 2010

  • The highway north of Lisbon rises gently out of the Tagus River's estuary and cuts through valleys of pine and scrub and fields stained yellow by sweet clover.

    A Nation of Dropouts Shakes Europe Charles Forelle 2011

  • Let me give you one example — the excavation of the Pepper Wreck, part of an early 17th century Portuguese nau that sunk at the mouth of the Tagus River in Portugal.

    Why I Oppose Commercializing Underwater Wrecks 2009

  • Terrain: mountainous north of the Tagus River, rolling plains in south

    Portugal 2008

  • Portugalmountainous north of the Tagus River, rolling plains in south

    Terrain 2008

  • Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava's magnificent, glass-and-steel train station has revitalized a decaying industrial neighborhood; the sleek Vasco da Gama Bridge, spanning the Tagus River, firmly links Lisboans with the rest of Europe.

    How Cool Is Lisbon? 2007

  • On the morning of September 16th, 1606, people living along the banks of the Tagus River near Lisbon, Portugal, awoke to an astonishing sight: a black tide of peppercorns, worth a royal fortune, tainting the already dark and stormy water for miles.

    The Pepper Wreck 2003

  • (LIZ-buhn) Capital of Portugal and largest city in the country, located in western Portugal on the Tagus River where it broadens to enter the Atlantic Ocean; a major port, and Portugal’s political, economic, and cultural center.

    Lisbon 2002

  • Now, a few days ago, I stood at the mouth of the Tagus River in Lisbon.

    Remarks By President On International Charlemagne Prize ITY National Archives 2000

  • Last autumn, Captain Blake, I gave orders for a chain — three concentric chains — of numerous and quite impregnable fortifications to be built north of Lisbon, the most northerly to pass through Torres Vedras, from the ocean to the Tagus River.

    Beyond the Sunrise Balogh, Mary 1992


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