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Olivenša - Olivenza (12 photos)
by Francisco Santos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)

The former Portuguese town and surrounding territory of Olivenša / Olivenza was occupied by Spain in 1801. Portugal has never acknowledged the Spanish sovereignty over Olivenza.
About the sovereignty issue, let's quote a third party, the CIA's World Factbook:
"Portugal does not recognize Spanish sovereignty over the territory of Olivenza based on a difference of interpretation of the 1815 Congress of Vienna and the 1801 Treaty of Badajoz."

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