Portugal is a coastal country in southwestern Europe. It consists of the mainland on the Iberian Peninsula and the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. It has a total area of 92,090 square kilometers. The only land borders are with Spain to the east and north. Portugal has an extensive coastline of 943 kilometers on the mainland and 917 kilometers on its islands.
Portugal is a democratic republic that was founded in the early 20th century. However, the origins of the Portuguese nation date back to 1139, making it one of the oldest nations in Europe. Portugal boasts a rich history and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend in perfect harmony. The combination of Portugal’s state-of-the-art urban architecture and beautiful landscapes allows for a variety of recreational activities, such as water sports or golf. Portugal is favoured by a mild climate with 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, exceptional cuisine, fine wines, magnificent beaches, idyllic landscapes, peaceful and always helpful people, that make this place a paradise on earth, with the highest quality of life.
|Government||Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic|
|Membership||EU, Eurozone, Schengen, United Nations, OECD, NATO|
|Area||92 212 km2|
|Population||10 344 802|
|GDP||419.7 billion USD total; 40,805 USD per capita|
|Exchange rate||1 EUR = 143 JPY – 7,33 CNY – 1,06 USD – 1,43 CAD – 5,50 BRL – 88,27 INR – 0,98 CHF (Feb 21st 2023)|