Portugal has a population of about 10 million. The population density is at its greatest in Lisbon, the capital and its suburbs, where about 1.9 million people live. The second largest city in Portugal is Porto in the north. Generally speaking, there are more people living in the country s coastal regions than in the inland areas.
With its climate, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 850km of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is the perfect holiday destination all year round. This is a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this a tourist paradise of the highest quality.
Situated in the extreme south-west of Europe, just a few hours from any of the other European capitals, Portugal attracts visitors from all over the world.
Form of Government - Republic
Location - Iberian Peninsula
Area - 92 256km2
Population - 10 374 822
Coastline - 1 794 km
Climate - Mediterranean climate
Language - Portuguese
Religion - Roman Catholic
Capital - Lisboa
Local Time - G.M.T +1:00
Electricity - 220V 16 amp, 2 pin euro plugs
Driving - On the right
International Calls - + or 00 plus country code
Telephone Country Code - +351
Mobile Phone Networks - Vodafone, MEO Altice, NOS
Currency - EURO