Official English Name: Portuguese Republic
Official Local Name(s): República Portuguesa (Portuguese)
Republica Pertuesa (Mirandese)
Common English Name: Portugal
Capital: Lisbon

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Official Language(s)

Portuguese, Mirandese
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Fish, Cork, Iron ore, Copper, Zinc, Tin, Tungsten, Silver, Gold, Uranium, Marble, Clay, Gypsum, Salt, Arable land, Hydropower

Neighbors

Spain (North and East)

Ethnic groups

Portuguese (96.45%), Brazilian (0.78%), Cabo Verdean (0.37%), Ukrainian (0.35%), Romanian (0.30%)

People

Est. Population:

10,833,816

Demonym:

Portuguese

Religions:

Roman Catholic (81.00%)
Atheist (6.84%)
Other Christian (1.82%)
Protestant (0.84%)
Orthodox (0.63%)

Largest City:

Lisbon (552,700)

Other Cities:

Porto (237,591)
Vila Nova de Gaia (186,502)
Amadora (175,136)
Braga (136,885)
Funchal (111,541)

Geography

Region:

Southwestern Europe

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (West and South)

Total Area:

92,090 km2 (99.3% land, 0.7% water)

Total Land:

1,214 km

Total Coastline:

1,793 km

Climate

Maritime temperate

Terrain:

Mountains in the north
Rolling plains in the south

Highest Point

Ponta do Pico (2,351 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Earthquakes
Volcanic activity

Government

Type:

Republic, parliamentary democracy

Heads of State:

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Head of Government:

Prime Minister António Luís Santos da Costa

Admin. Divisions

18 Districts

Independence:

5 October 1910 (Proclamation of Republic)

Nat'l Symbol:

Armillary sphere

Nat'l Anthem:

A Portuguesa

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$27,800 (USD)

Currency

€ (Euro)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = € (Euro)0.86

Communication

Internet Code

.pt

Telephone Code

+351

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Cultural Notes

Portugal has a rich tradition of folklore.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html (Majority of information)
https://www.ine.pt/ (Ethnic, religious, and city population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 November 2016