Minho, Or Entre Douro E Minho, the northernmost province of Portugal, bounded N. by the Spanish province of Pontevedra, from which it is separated by the Minho, N. E. by that of Orense, E. by the Portuguese province of Tras os Montes, S. by Beira, from which it is separated by the Douro, and W. by the Atlantic; area, 2,807 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 971,000. It is a high table land intersected by several mountain ridges, running in a N. E. and S. W. direction, one of which rises to the height of nearly 8,000 feet. The principal rivers are the Lima, Cavado, and Ave, which flow into the sea, and the Tamego, an affluent of the Douro; there are also numerous smaller rivers and streams, and the valleys are exceedingly fertile and well cultivated. The principal productions are wine, millet, oil, flax, cork, oranges, lemons, maize, wheat, barley, and oats. The well known wine called port from Oporto, whence it is shipped, is almost wholly made in this province. Numerous herds graze the pastures, and the province is famous for its pork. The sea and rivers abound with fish, the capture of which affords employment to many of the inhabitants. The principal manufactures are linen, hats, and cutlery. The population of this province is the most intelligent and prosperous portion of the Portuguese people.

Capital, Braga.