GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve's beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates from the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

10,576,000

CAPITAL

Lisbon (1,962,000)

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $19,400

LANGUAGE

Portuguese

RELIGION

Roman Catholic

LIFE EXPECTANCY

77

AREA

92,345 square kilometers (35,655 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

93

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LISBON

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, the Tagus Estuary and the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays five centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

LISBON

Portugal -Lisbon-Praça do Comércio-19818 COVER

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, the Tagus Estuary and the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays five centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

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