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).
A mix of Celtic and Latin peoples, with African and Asian minorities.
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.
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.
It is %T:%M %A In Lisbon
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National Currency: Euro (EUR)
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 (World Rank):
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.
To Make a Call From Portugal, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Portugal, Dial +351
17.2 per 100 Inhabitants
42.6 per 100 Inhabitants
64.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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