Jochen Faget. 09/08/2021. The northern Portuguese province of Tras-os-Montes is planning to extract lithium in an open-cast mine. But the locals in this sparsely populated and economically ...
Trás-os-Montes, (Portuguese: “Beyond the Mountain”), historical province of northeastern Portugal, bounded north and east by Spain, south by the gorges of the Douro River, and west by the mountains of Gerês, Cabreira, and Marão. Geologically a part of the Meseta Central ( q.v. ), the terrain may be divided physically into two regions.
Trás-os-Montes was one of the six major administrative divisions into which the territory of Portugal was divided in the 15th century. The division was known as Comarca until the 16th century, from then on to being known as Province. 
The historical province of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro included 31 municipalities, divided between four districts ( Vila Real, Bragança, Viseu and Guarda ), that include: Vila Real (14 municipalities) Alijó Boticas Chaves Mesão Frio Mondim de Basto Montalegre Murça Peso da Régua Ribeira de Pena Sabrosa Santa Marta de Penaguião Valpaços
The Barroso, in northern Portugal, is part of the historical province of Trás os Montes — “behind the hills,” in Old Portuguese. It’s one of the nation’s most isolated areas, known for ...
In Castile, where standard Spanish (Castilian) originated, Galician was the conventional language of the courtly lyric until roughly 1400, but it lost ground in the 15th century, and Castilian replaced Galician as the official language of Galicia in 1500.
Trás-os-Montes is the bastion of ancient beliefs and traditions, with the devil a common figure at festivals which tend to be more pagan than religious. Many of the habits and customs of the Trásmontano people have their roots firmly set in the antiquity and mysticism of the Middle Ages.
Trás-os-Montes: Portugal’s forgotten province Author: Emma Higgins | March 20th 2017 The restaurant smells like smoke and meat, a thick scent radiating from the open coal-fired oven in the corner. Dark, chunky wooden tables – the kind that would not look out of place at a medieval inn – line the walls with white table cloths thrown over them.
The Trás-os-Montes region is considered the most remote in Portugal History Over the centuries many people have left this harsh and isolated area, most recently many have emigrated to find work in the factories of France and Germany.