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Portugal is the westernmost country in continental Europe, located by the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Includes Madeira Island and the Azores Islands. It is a member of the United Nations and the European Union.
Quick Facts
Location: Southern
Language: Portuguese
Capital: Lisbon
Government: Republic
Population: 10.6 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: GMT
Phone code: +351
Internet TLD: .pt

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Major Cities
Lisbon 560,000
Porto 260,000
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Portugal Travel & Tourist Guide
Scenic landscapes, sandy beaches, subtropical climate, rich cultural traditions and fine cuisine make Portugal an ideal holiday destination. Lisbon is a stunning city with impressive buildings, mosaic sidewalks, cafés and museums.

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Portugal in Wikitravel
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Portugal Travel Guide
Portugal Transportation
The main international airport in Portugal is Lisbon, but there are other airports as well. Both rail and bus network are reasonably efficient ways of getting around. Portugal has an extensive road network. There is a number of motorways starting from Lisbon. To use motorways you must pay tolls as you drive through toll booths.

Airports of Portugal
Lisbon (Portela) Airport
Porto (F. Sá Carneiro) Airport
Faro Airport
TAP - Portuguese Airlines

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Rede Expressos
Eva Bus

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Portugal Railways
History of Portugal
Portugal was a pioneer of the Age of Discoveries, became a great world power in the 15th century and built an extensive empire throughout the world. Its power and wealth declined in wars and loss of colonies, especially Brazil. The revolution in 1910 replaced the kingdom with a republic. Democratic reforms were implemented in 1975 and the economic growth began. Portugal joined the European Union in 1986.

Short History of Portugal
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Flag of Portugal Coat of arms of Portugal
Portugal Weather
8 °C
(46 °F)
Current weather in Lisbon: 8°C, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
High: 16 °C (60 °F)
Low: 11 °C (52 °F)
11 April · 06:29 WEST
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7 °C
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Current weather in Porto: 7°C, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
High: 15 °C (59 °F)
Low: 9 °C (48 °F)
11 April · 06:29 WEST
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