Portugal

Key Country Facts

Population: 10.8 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Portugal is the surf capital of Europe!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

beaches of Algarve, Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto, Lisbon, Sintra

Other Information:

Major exports : agricultural products, foodstuffs, wine, oil products, chemical products, plastics, leather, wood, clothing, footwear, and machinery

In Portugal, the capital city is Lisbon. There are approximately 10,833,816 Portuguese living here (2016). The official languages are Portuguese and Mirandese. Roman Catholicism is the main religion practiced here. The time zone is 5 hours ahead of EST.

When visiting, tourists would enjoy the beautiful beaches of Algarve. Tourists would also enjoy the Ponte de Dom Luis I, a double-decked arch bridge that spans the Douro river in Porto. Porto, along with Lisbon and Sintra are also known for their bustling nightlife and monuments.

A fun fact about Portugal is that it includes the Azores and Madeira islands. No wonder it’s considered the surf capital of Europe!

Jim's Mile Marker

UN Recognized Countries

193

Countries Visited

150

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