Portugal is one of the Oldest Nations in the World, it is the country that lies along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, South Western Europe.
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- Country Name : Portugal
- Same Sex Marriage : Same Sex Marriage (Gay) is legal in Portugal since June 5, 2010
- Area : 92,389 Km2
- Population: 10.5 Millions
- Capital : Lisbon (530,000 inhabitants)
- Time : Local time is GMT (GMT +1 hour from the last Sunday in March to Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
- Official Language
- Official language is Portuguese but English and Spanish is generally spoken and understood by most of the population.
The international access code for Portugal is (351), no area or city codes required, Portugal is well covered by three GSM mobile phone networks, internet cafes (wify) are available in most cities and resorts.
Electric current is 220 volts, 50Hz. two-pin sockets are used.
In general, security is not an issue in Portugal, but nowadays, pickpockets and thefts in tourist areas unfortunately have a growing incidence, reasonable care must be taken.
Driving in Portugal is sometimes an adventure, especially in big cities, we advise you to combine prudently and defensively when exploring Portugal in a rental car.
Service charges are not normally added to hotel and restaurant bills, it is customary to leave a 10% gratuity.
95 Roman Catholics – 5% Other religions
President of the Republic
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Antonio Costa PS
Data from the Economy of Portugal
Main Economic Sectors
Industry, technology, finance, construction, tourism and agriculture
Main agricultural products produced
Grains, potatoes, tomatoes, olives, oils, grapes, sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, dairy products, fish
Main industrialized products produced
Textiles, clothing, footwear, wood, cork, paper, chemicals, auto parts, metals, dairy products, wine.
Main Exported Products
Agricultural products, food products, petroleum products, chemicals, plastics and rubber, skins and leather, wood and cork, cellulose and paper, textiles, clothing.
Main Economic Partners (Export)
Spain, Germany, France, Angola
Main Economic Partners (Import)
Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Geography of Portugal
Portugal is a coastal nation of southwestern Europe, located at the western end of the Iberian Peninsula, borders Spain (on its northern and eastern borders: a total of 1,214 km (754 miles)).
The Portuguese territory also includes a series of archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean (Azores and Madeira), they are strategic islands in the Atlantic Ocean. along the West Sea to the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea.
North: Spain (more specifically Galicia).
East: Spain (more specifically Castile and León, Extremadura and Andalusia).
South: Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Cadiz in particular).
West: Atlantic Ocean.
Mainland Portugal is divided in two by its main river, Rio Tejo.
Dispute between Portugal and Spain
Despite definitions, Portugal’s border with Spain remains an unresolved territorial dispute between the two countries.
Portugal has not recognized the border between Caia and the delta of the River Cuncos, since the beginning of the occupation of Olivença in 1801 by Spain.
This territory, Olivença, although under Spanish occupation, is for Portugal a dispute, consequently, there is no recognized border in this area.
Located on the plateau of the Atlantic coast, and crossed by several rivers that have their origin in Spain, most of these rivers that run from east to west flow into the Atlantic Ocean; from north to south the main rivers are the Minho, Douro, Tagus and Guadiana.
The continental shelf has an area of 28,000 km2 (11,000 sq mi), although its width varies from 150 km north to 25 km south.
Sea / Ocean
The relief is marked by strong and deep underwater water cannons and the continuation of the main rivers, the Portuguese government claims over 200 nautical miles of and