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Castelo branco



Introduction of Castelo branco
City near the Spanish border in Beira Beixa province, 120 mi NE of Lisbon, E central Portugal. Built in a.d. 1209 by the Knights Templars as a frontier post, it suffered frequent attack. In 1807 during the Peninsular campaign of the Napoleonic Wars it was ravaged by French troops.

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