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Portugal

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Portugal is a country in southwestern Europe.

Portugal at a glance

Population10.348.000
LanguagePortuguese
Area92391 km2
ContinentEurope
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Neighboring countriesSpain

Guide to Portugal

Portugal is located on the Iberian Peninsula and includes the mainland as well as the islands of the Azores and Madeira. Spain’s direct neighbour is famous for its wild and romantic beaches in the Algarve, legendary football stars such as Eusébio and currently Christiano Ronaldo, as well as wine growing. Particularly noteworthy is the sweet port wine, which is appreciated by connoisseurs around the globe. Portugal’s capital Lisbon offers a colourful mix of tradition and modernity. The metropolis, where Expo 98 took place, has an enchanting old town (“Baixa”) with medieval alleys and tiled facades. The fortress Castelo de São Jorge and the monastery São Vicente de Fora are also worth a visit.