Ad Honorem
Oct 2015
Matosinhos Portugal
what is the reason the Spain does not deliver Olivença to Portugal knowing that the territory belongs to Portugal.

Despite the disagreement between Portugal and Spain over the Olivença Question, the issue has not provoked friction in the relations between the two Iberian countries. Ellivencia and the Spanish raian municipalities of La Codosera, Alburquerque and Badajoz and Portuguese of Arronches, Campo Maior, Estremoz, Portalegre and Elvas reached an agreement in 2008 with a view to creating an euroregion.

The Treaty of Alcanizes, dated 1297, established Olivença as part of Portugal. In 1801, through the Treaty of Badajoz, denounced in 1808 by Portugal, the territory was annexed to Spain. In 1817 Spain recognized the Portuguese sovereignty subscribing the Congress of Vienna of 1815, committing itself to the retrocession of the territory as soon as possible. However, to this day, this has not yet happened.

The Portuguese state claims that Olivença is a Portuguese municipality of the District of Portalegre, sub-region and province of Alto Alentejo, Alentejo region divided into 5 parishes: Santa Maria do Castelo, Santa Maria Magdalena, São Jorge da Lor, São Domingos de Gusmão and Our Lady of Táliga (now municipality).

What's your opinion

( Olivença will never be forgotten by Portugal )
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