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Where is Portugal?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Portugal covers 91,470 square kilometers of land and 620 square kilometers of water, making it the 111th largest nation in the world with a total area of 92,090 square kilometers.

Portugal was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1139. The population of Portugal is 10,781,459 (2012) and the nation has a density of 118 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Portugal is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of Portugal are refered to as Portuguese.

The dialing code for the country is 351 and the top level internet domain for Portuguese sites is .pt.

Portugal shares land borders with only one country, Spain.

To learn more, visit our detailed Portugal section.

Quick facts

Population 10,781,459
Density 117.9 / km2 ( 305.3 / mi2 )
Language Portuguese
Independence Year 1139
Capital Lisbon (Lisbon)
Currency Euro
GDP 230,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 21,333 (2014 data)
Land Area 91,470 km2 (35,317 mi2)
Water Area 620 km2 (239 mi2)
Neighbouring Country Spain
Minimum Longitude -31.270
Maximum Longitude -6.190
Mininum Latitude 30.140
Maximum Latitude 42.140

What is the capital of Portugal?

map showing the location of Portugal
Location of Lisbon on a map.

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal. It has a population of 517,802, and is located on a latitue of 38.72 and longitude of -9.13.

Lisbon is also the political center of Portugal, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Lisbon, the Capital Of Portugal

City Lisbon
Country Portugal
Population 517,802
Longitude -9.13333000
Latitude 38.71667000
Elevation 45 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Portugal

Rank City Population
#1Lisbon517,802
#2Porto249,633
#3Amadora178,858
#4Braga121,394
#5Setubal117,110
#6Coimbra106,582
#7Queluz103,399
#8Funchal100,847
#9Cacem93,982
#10Vila Nova de Gaia70,811
#11Loures66,231
#12Evora55,620
#13Rio de Mouro54,695
#14Odivelas54,624
#15Aveiro54,162
#16Amora52,577
#17Corroios52,520
#18Barreiro51,280

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.