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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 city of Portugal?
The capital city of Portugal is Lisbon.
What is the time in Lisbon?
It is 5 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; Lisbon’s timezone 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 somewhat smaller than Indiana.
If we would like to walk around and discover Portugal, we can cover a total distance: 1,224 km.
What is the water coverage of Portugal?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Portugal is covered by water (see below), including 1,793 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Portugal?
Portugal’s climate is maritime temperate: cool and rainy in the north, warmer and drier in the south.
Geographical data of Portugal
Portugal’s elevation; mean height: 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.
Portugal’s specific geographical details include the west-flowing Tagus River divides the country: the north is mountainous toward the interior while rolling plains characterize the south.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Portugal is Azores and Madeira Islands occupy strategic locations along with 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 population distribution proportion, 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 look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 63.5% of the total population (2015).
Most of the Portugal population is concentrated in LISBON (capital), 2.884 million; Porto 1.299 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Portugal
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are 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
Portugal’s spoken languages 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 developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Portugal, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Portugal, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Portugal are the following: N/A. 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
Suppose 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. The economy grew by more than the EU average for much of the 1990s, but the growth rate slowed in 2001-08. The economy contracted in 2009 and fell again from 2011 to 2013. 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 more robust recovery. The previous center-right government passed legislation aimed at reducing labor market rigidity.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Portugal is $205.9 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Portugal is 1% (2016 estimate), 1.5% (2015 estimate) 0.9% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporarily 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 economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Portugal produces?
Portugal’s main agricultural products 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.
Drinking water source in Portugal
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of the population, rural: 100% of the population, total: 100% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of the population, rural: 0% of the population, total: 0% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Portugal
In Portugal, the average delivery number is 1.53 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Portugal
The population’s average age is 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.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new 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, the residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years; 6 years if from a Portuguese speaking country.
Is Portugal a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Portugal
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Portugal, the hospital beds’ density is 3.4 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Portugal: N/A.
However, 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 due to the disease.
In Portugal, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Portugal is 22.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Portugal? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in Portugal is the Azores, subject to severe earthquakes. Volcanism: limited volcanic activity in the Azores Islands; Fayal or Faial (elevation 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, is 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, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of Portugal’s independence: 1143 (the 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 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 national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and 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 is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
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 time, the legal system of a country is 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, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Portugal is a 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. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Portugal, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Assembly of the Republic of Assembleia da Republica (230 seats; 226 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and four members – 2 each in 2 constituencies representing Portuguese living abroad – directly elected by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Portugal
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. 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).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Portugal, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.1% highest 10%: 28.4% (1995 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was 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 of the criteria 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 most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Portugal, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 3.1% highest 10%: 28.4% (1995 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Portugal
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. Portugal’s budget 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 N/A.
The fiscal year in Portugal is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Portugal
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; 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
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Portugal, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 28.2% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 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 capabilities. Domestic: an integrated network of coaxial cables, open-wire, microwave radio relay, and domestic satellite earth stations. International: 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 the 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 if 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 waterways’ total length in Portugal is 210 km (on Douro River from Porto) (2011).
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Facts & data about Portugal
Name of the country: conventional long way: the Portuguese Republic, traditional short form: Portugal, local long form: Republica Portuguesa, local short state: 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.
|Abbreviation: Portugal||Geographic coordinates:
39 30 N, 8 00 W
|Country Location: Europe|
|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: somewhat 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 the 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 the 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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