Portuguese Republic is located in the southwest of the European Continent, with a population of 10,799,270, making it the
80th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Lisbon with a total population of 3,051,000. The country
encompasses 92,090 square kilometers making it the 11
1th largest country in total area and includes the Azores and
Madeira Islands chains. It shares boundaries with Spain, Gulf Cádiz and North Atlantic Ocean.

President Anibal Cavaco Silva is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Pedro Manuel Mamede P
assos Coelho is
recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status following legislative elections when the leader of the
majority party or the leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed Prime Minister by the President and holds that
position five years. Its form of government is a parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of their
constitution 2nd of April 1976

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Portuguese and Mirandese. It counts among its major religions Roman
Catholic, other Christian, other, unknown and no faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 47 AM, 172 FM, 2
Short Wave and 62 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Ponta do Pico on Ilha do Pico in the Azores Islands, its highest point at 2,351 meters and
the Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Douro River from Porto, which measures 210
kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are textiles and footwear, wood pulp,
paper, and cork; metals and metalworking; oil refining; chemicals, fish canning; rubber and plastic products, ceramics,
electronics and communications equipment, rail transportation equipment, aerospace equipment, ship construction and
refurbishment, wine and tourism. Its official currency is the Euro.

Here’s something you may not know about Portugal. The largest cork tree in the world is in Portugal. It averages over one
ton of raw cork per harvest. That's enough to cork 100,000 bottles.
Tradtional
Bacallhau a bras-  
Scrambled eggs with
Salted cod, potatoes
and onions
Guadiana River
Beja
Griffin vultures
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PORTUGAL
Updated 28 March 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.6% (2009 est.)

42,000

less then 500
9 Kilometer Beach,
Porto, Santo Madeira
Islands
Beach seen from a cliff
Algarve Range near
Lagos on the Gulf of
Cadiz
Ponta de Pico on Ilha
do Pico in the Azores
Islands- Portugal's
highest point
Church in Viana de
Castelo
Faro
Lisbon- Portugal's
capital and largest city
Ponta Delgado in the
Azores Islands
City of Porto on the
Douro River
Nazare on Portugal's
Atlantic Coast
The ruins of Evora
Temple
Portugal's Atlantic
Ocean, north of
Lisbon- Portugal's
lowest point
Setubal
Spanish Wolf in the
Cantabrian Mountains
on the norther border
Vasco de Gama Bridge
over the Tagus River-
Portugal's waterway
Portuguese girls in
traditional dress
Algarve Sagres- the
southernmost point of
mainland Portugal and
the European continent
Cabo da Roca- the
westernmost point of
Portugal and
continental Europe
Caldeirao on Corvo in
the Azores Islands-
Portugal's
northernmost point
Funchal- the capital of
the Madeira
Archipelago
Miranda do Douro-
Portugal's easternmost
point on the border
with Spain
Moorish Castle of
Paderne- Portugal's
northernmost point on
the border with Spain
Ponta do Pargo- the
westernmost point of
Madeira
Ponte Faja Grande on
Flores in the Azores
Islands- the
westernmost point of
Portugal and Europe
Selvagem Grande in
the Savage Islands-
the southernmost point
of Portugal
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