Portugal

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General Information

 

The Portuguese Republic  

Location

situated in southwestern Europe

Border countries

bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East

Area

92,090 km2

Population

10.6 million

Capital

Lisbon

Official language

Portuguese

Administrative division

Portugal is divided into 308 municipalities which are subdivided into 4260 civil parishes

Political system

Parliamentary republic

President

Aníbal Cavaco Silva

Prime minister

Pedro Passos Coelho

Parliament

 The Parliament is a chamber composed of 230 deputies elected for a four-year term.

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Time

WET (UTC+0)

Calling code

351

Internet TLD

.pt

Electricity

230 V

Religion

Roman Catholic 94%

Ethnic groups

96.87% Portuguese and 3.13% other ethnicities (Cape Verdeans, Brazilians, Ukrainians, Goans, Angolans etc.)

International organisations

  • Member of the European Union;
  • NATO;
  • The European Free Trade Association (EFTA);
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and others.

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