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About Portugal

Portugal, one of the oldest countries in Europe, located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula between Spain in the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south and west.

The language is Portuguese which is in fact one of the most spoken languages worldwide, English is common used in certain areas of the Country.

Portugal has been a Republic since 1911 and its government is a Parliamentary Democracy. A member of the European Union (EU) since 1986, Portugal is a nation in full with a friendly welcoming nature.

Despite being a relatively small country, the Portuguese natural heritage is extremely rich and diverse, it is an attractive tourist destination for visitors across the Globe. Well known for its history, culture, arts and sports, football is a much loved sport across the Country.

The population in mainland Portugal is around 10,000,000 people. Lisbon is the capital with nearly one million inhabitants.

Official Name Portugal
Capital Lisbon
Head Of State President Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Form of Government Parliamentary Democracy
Location Europe, southwest of the Iberian Peninsula between Spain in the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south and west.
Size 92,212 km²
Population 10,600,000
Ethnic Make-Up Mainly Portugese
Currency Euros
Time Zone WEST
Dialing Code 00351