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Portugal facts & history in brief


Map of Portugal

Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Portuguese Republic is a country in the extreme southwest of Europe on the Iberian peninsula, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean to the west and south, and Spain to the north and east.
It also includes two groups of islands in the Atlantic: the Azores (Acores) and the Madeira.

Republica Portuguesa
Official language; Portuguese, (Mirandese is officially recognised.)
Capital; Lisbon
President; Jorge Sampaio
Prime Minister; Jose Manuel Durão Barroso
Area; 92,391 km²
Population; 10,356,117
Independence; 1143
Currency; Euro¹, Portuguese Euro coins, (Prior to 1999: Portuguese escudo)
Time zones; UTC -1 to 0
National anthem; A Portuguesa
Internet TLD; .PT
Phone Calling Code; 351

For a more information about Portugal see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal) December 2003
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).

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