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The history of Porto dates back to around 300 BC with Proto-Celtic and Celtic people being the first known inhabitants.

This included the area from the Minho to the Douro River: the settlement of Portus Cale and the area that is known as Vila Nova de Gaia.

Portus Cale, later referred to as Portucale, was the origin for the modern name of Portugal..

When Miguel I of Portugal took the Portuguese throne in 1828, he rejected this constitution and reigned as an absolutist monarch.

A Civil War was then fought from 1828 to 1834 between those supporting Constitutionalism, and those opposed to this change, keen on near-absolutism and led by D. Porto rebelled again and had to undergo a siege of eighteen months between 18 by the absolutist army.

Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean.The invasion of the Napoleonic troops in Portugal under Marshal Soult also brought war to the city of Porto.On 29 March 1809, as the population fled from the advancing French troops and tried to cross the river Douro over the Ponte das Barcas (a pontoon bridge), the bridge collapsed under the weight.To counter this English dominance, Prime Minister Marquis of Pombal established a Portuguese firm receiving the monopoly of the wines from the Douro valley.He demarcated the region for production of port, to ensure the wine's quality; this was the first attempt to control wine quality and production in Europe.In 1717, a first English trading post was established in Porto.