Portugal

Languages:

Portuguese is the official language, but English is widely spoken and understood. 

Time zone:

WET (UTC) 

Electricity:

Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are used. 

Area:

92,212 sq km 

Population:

10,341,330 (2015 estimate) 

Currency:

Portugal is a member of the European Union and its official currency is the Euro, divided into 100 cents. 

Religion:

Christian 

Government:

Unitary semi-presidential Constitutional Republic 

Phone code:

+351 

Portugal shares the Iberian Peninsula with Spain, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. Its long, varied coastline, sunny climate, and the relaxed lifestyle of the inhabitants of its charming towns and villages have made it a sought after holiday destination.
The Portuguese have a close affinity to the sea; for centuries their famed mariners led the way in the exploration of Africa and the Americas, and opened trade routes to the East. The country became a strong colonial power, and remained so until the mid-20th century, resulting in distinctive foreign influences on the local culture and architecture. From Africa, for example, was imported the now traditional, sentimental fado music, which is one of the country's unique experiences for visitors, particularly in the cafés of Lisbon.
Portugal is an astonishingly beautiful country.

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