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About Portugal in detail
Where is Portugal?
Portugal, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 38 43 N 9 08 W otherwise in Europe, in Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain.
What is the capital of Portugal?
The capital city of Portugal is: Lisbon.
What is the time in Lisbon?
It is 5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Lisbon is: UTC 0.
What is the Internet code for Portugal?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Portugal is: .pt
What is the size of Portugal?
The territory of Portugal is total: 92,090 sq km; land: 91,470 sq km, water: 620 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Portugal is slightly smaller than Indiana.
If we would like to walk around and discover Portugal, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 1,224 km.
What is the water coverage of Portugal?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Portugal is covered by water (see below), and this includes 1,793 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Portugal?
The climate of Portugal is maritime temperate: cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south.
Geographical data of Portugal
The elevation of Portugal; mean elevation: 372 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Ponta do Pico on Ilha do Pico in the Azores 2,351 m.
The typical geographical details of Portugal include the west-flowing Tagus River divides the country: the north is mountainous toward the interior, while the south is characterized by rolling plains.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Portugal is Azores and Madeira Islands occupy strategic locations along western sea approaches to Strait of Gibraltar.
Resources and land use of Portugal
The country’s main mined products are fish, forests (cork), iron ore, copper, zinc, tin, tungsten, silver, gold, uranium, marble, clay, gypsum, salt, arable land, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 39.7%; arable land 11.9%; permanent crops 7.8%; permanent pasture 20%; forest: 37.8%; other: 22.5% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Portugal
The number of inhabitants of Portugal is 10,833,816 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that concentrations are primarily along or near the Atlantic coast; both Lisbon and the second largest city, Porto, are coastal cities.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 63.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Portugal is concentrated in LISBON (capital) 2.884 million; Porto 1.299 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Portugal
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: homogeneous Mediterranean stock; citizens of black African descent who immigrated to mainland during decolonization number less than 100,000; since 1990 East Europeans have entered Portugal.
Spoken languages in Portugal
The spoken languages in Portugal are the following: Portuguese (official language), Mirandese (official language, but locally used).
What are the most important religions in Portugal?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 81%, other Christian 3.3%, other (includes Jewish, Muslim, other) 0.6%, none 6.8%, unspecified 8.3%note: represents population 15 years of age and older (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Portugal
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 15.5% (male 874,807 / female 804,483) 15-24 years: 11.4% (male 655,234 / female 579,669) 25-54 years: 41.88% (male 2,300,872 / female 2,236,077) 55-64 years: 12.07% (male 610,886 / female 697,287) 65 years and over: 19.15% (male 849,506 / female 1,224,995) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Portugal is 0.07% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Portugal the birth rate is 9.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 11.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Portugal the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Portugal, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Portugal are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Portugal
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Portugal has become a diversified and increasingly service-based economy since joining the European Community - the EU's predecessor - in 1986. Over the following two decades, successive governments privatized many state-controlled firms and liberalized kThe economy grew by more than the EU average for much of the 1990s, but the rate of growth slowed in 2001-08. The economy contracted in 2009, and fell again from 2011 to 2013, as the government implemented spending cuts and tax increases to comply with coA continued reduction in private- and public-sector debt weighed on consumption and investment in 2016, holding back a stronger recovery. The prior center-right government passed legislation aimed at reducing labor market rigidity, and, this, along with s.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Portugal is $205.9 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Portugal is 1% (2016 estimate) 1.5% (2015 estimate) 0.9% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Portugal this is $28,500 (2016 estimate) $28,300 (2015 estimate) $27,900 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Portugal produces?
The main agricultural products of Portugal are grain, potatoes, tomatoes, olives, grapes; sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, dairy products; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are textiles, clothing, footwear, wood and cork, paper and pulp, chemicals, lubricants, automobiles and auto parts, base metals, minerals, porcelain and ceramics, glassware, technology, telecommunications; dairy products, wine, other foodstuffs; ship construc. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on textiles, clothing, footwear, wood and cork, paper and pulp, chemicals, lubricants, automobiles and auto parts, base metals, minerals, porcelain and ceramics, glassware, technology, telecommunications; dairy products, wine, other foodstuffs; ship construc.
Drinking water source in Portugal
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Portugal
In Portugal the average number of childbirth is 1.53 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Portugal
The average age of the population is total: 41.8 years; male: 39.8 years, female: 44 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Portugal it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Portugal is 2.6 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Portugal. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years; 6 years if from a Portuguese speaking country.
Is Portugal a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Portugal
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Portugal density of the hospital beds is 3.4 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Portugal the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Portugal the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Portugal is 22.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Portugal? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Portugal are Azores subject to severe earthquakesvolcanism: limited volcanic activity in the Azores Islands; Fayal or Faial (elev. 1,043 m) last erupted in 1958; most volcanoes have not erupted in centuries; historically active volcanoes include Agua de Pau, Furnas, Pico, Picos Volcanic System, San Jorge, Sete Cidades, and Terceira.
More interesting facts about Portugal
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Portugal: 1143 (Kingdom of Portugal recognized); 5 October 1910 (republic proclaimed).
The flag and other symbols of Portugal
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, two vertical bands of green (hoist side, two-fifths) and red (three-fifths) with the national coat of arms (armillary sphere and Portuguese shield) centered on the dividing line; explanations for the color meanings are ambiguous, but a popular interpretation has green symbolizing hope and red the blood of those defending the nation.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Portugal: armillary sphere (a spherical astrolabe modeling objects in the sky and representing the Republic); national colors: red, green.
Constitution of Portugal
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Portugal?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Portugal is civil law system; Constitutional Court review of legislative acts.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Portugal, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Assembly of the Republic or Assembleia da Republica (230 seats; 226 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and 4 members - 2 each in 2 constituencies representing Portuguese living abroad - directly elected by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 4 October 2015 (next to be held by October 2019)election results: percent of vote by party - Portugal Ahead Coalition (PAF) 36.9%, PS 32.3%, B.E. 10.2%, CDU 8.2%, PPD/PSD (Azores and Madeira) 1.5%, PAN 1.4%, other 9.5%; seats by party - PAF 102, PS 86, B.E. 19, CDU 17, PPD/PSD (Azores and Madeira) 5, PAN 1.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Portugal
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Portugal the labor force is 5.167 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Portugal is total: 4.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 4.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 3.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Portugal is 11.3% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Portugal, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.1% highhest 10%: 28.4% (1995 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Portugal the GINI index is .34,2 (2013 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Portugal the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3.1% highhest 10%: 28.4% (1995 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Portugal
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Portugal is; revenues: $87.26 billion, expenditures: $92.25 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 42.4% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Portugal is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Portugal
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate), 0.5% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 4.1% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Portugal
Portugal, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Portugal is: $52.2 billion (2016 estimate), $54.33 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: agricultural products, foodstuffs, wine, oil products, chemical products, plastics and rubber, hides, leather, wood and cork, wood pulp and paper, textile materials, clothing, footwear, machinery and tools, base metals.
The most important imported products are: agricultural products, chemical products, vehicles and other transport material, optical and precision instruments, computer accessories and parts, semiconductors and related devices, oil products, base metals, food products, textile materials, and the countries from where the import is coming: Spain 32.9%, Germany 12.9%, France 7.4%, Italy 5.4%, Netherlands 5.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Portugal
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Portugal, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 28.2% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 29.4% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Portugal, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Portugal; Portugal's telephone system has a state-of-the-art network with broadband, high-speed capabilitiesdomestic: integrated network of coaxial cables, open-wire, microwave radio relay, and domestic satellite earth stationsinternational: country code - 351; a combination of submarine cables provide connectivity to Europe, North and East Africa, South Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the US; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), NA Eutelsat; troposp (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Portugal
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Portugal: 64 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Portugal: total: 82,900 km, paved: 71,294 km (includes 2,613 km of expressways), unpaved: 11,606 km (2008).
The total length of the waterways in Portugal: 210 km (on Douro River from Porto) (2011).
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Facts about Portugal
Name of the country: conventional long form: Portuguese Republic, conventional short form: Portugal, local long form: Republica Portuguesa, local short form: Portugal, etymology: name derives from the Roman designation "Portus Cale" meaning "Port of Cale"; Cale was an ancient Celtic town and port in present-day northern Portugal.
|Abbrevation: Portugal||Geographic coordinates:
39 30 N, 8 00 W
|Capital of Portugal: Lisbon||GPS of the Capital:
38 43 N 9 08 W
|Position: Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain|
|Land area: total: 92,090 sq km; land: 91,470 sq km, water: 620 sq km||Terrain: the west-flowing Tagus River divides the country: the north is mountainous toward the interior, while the south is characterized by rolling plains
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Indiana|
|Population: 10,833,816 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.07% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.09 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.13 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.88 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.69 male(s) / female, total population: 0.96 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $52.2 billion (2016 estimate), $54.33 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $61.7 billion (2016 estimate), $64.49 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Spain 32.9%, Germany 12.9%, France 7.4%, Italy 5.4%, Netherlands 5.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 63.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): LISBON (capital) 2.884 million; Porto 1.299 million (2015)||Median age: total: 41.8 years; male: 39.8 years, female: 44 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 7.43 million. Percent of population: 68.6% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 4,682,997. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 43 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 11.715 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 108 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 11.3% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Portuguese (singular and plural) adjective: Portuguese||National holidays: Portugal Day (Dia de Portugal), 10 June (1580)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.3 years. Male: 76.1 years, female: 82.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.53 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 9.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 95.7%; male: 97.1%, female: 94.4% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system; Constitutional Court review of legislative acts||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: textiles, clothing, footwear, wood and cork, paper and pulp, chemicals, lubricants, automobiles and auto parts, base metals, minerals, porcelain and ceramics, glassware, technology, telecommunications; dairy products, wine, other foodstuffs; ship construc||Industrial production growth rate: 0.9% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1% (2016 estimate) 1.5% (2015 estimate) 0.9% (2014 estimate)|
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