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Portugal's Information

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Land Area 91,470 km2
Water Area 620 km2
Total Area 92,090km2 (#109)
Population 10,833,816 (#82)
Population Density 118.44/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $297.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $28,500
Currency Euro (EUR)
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  • Name: Portugal
    (long form) Republic of Portugal
  • Capital City: Lisbon (545,245 pop.)
    (2,815,851 metro)
  • Portugal Population: 10,799,270 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    Twenty Euros
  • Ethnicity: 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
  • GDP total: $245 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $23,000 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official - but locally used)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Lisbon, Porto, Amadora, Braga, Setubal, Coimbra, Funchal
  • Name: Portugal's name is medieval in origin, and comes from the Latin portus (port) and Cale, or Port of Cale
  • National Day: June 10
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 84.5%, other Christian 2.2%, other 0.3%, unknown 9%, none 3.9% (2001 census)
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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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