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flag Portugal Portugal: Introduction

Capital: Lisbon


Total Population: 10,459,806
Natural Increase: -0.5%
Density: 114 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 62.3%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Lisbon (2,612,000); Porto (1,210,000); Vila Nova de Gaia (290,000); Amadora (170,000); Matosinhos (170,000).
Ethnic Origins: A mix of Celtic and Latin peoples, with African and Asian minorities.
Official Language: In Portugal, the national language is Portuguese.
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish, French and English are the foreign languages best known and used in business relations.
Business Language(s): According to the age of your contact: under 40 the Portuguese person will speak English. If your contact is over 40, he will probably speak French.
Spanish is gaining ground.
Religion: Catholics: 95%
Literacy Rate: 93.8%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Lisbon

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 92,210 km²
Type of State: Official name: the Portuguese Republic.
Portugal is a republic based on a parliamentary democracy. The constitution establishes a "semi-presidential" regime for the country.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
High level of deficit and public debt since the economic crisis
HDI*: 0.823/1
HDI (World Rank): 41/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Portugal, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Portugal, Dial +351
Internet Suffix: .pt
Computers: 17.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 42.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 64.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 71,64875,63582,46672,16275,194
Exports of Goods (million USD) 44,31048,73659,67558,32862,872
Imports of Services (million USD) 14,15414,30315,80813,25214,015
Exports of Services (million USD) 22,40123,03026,34924,21627,019

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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