Portugal

Country Overview

Region: 
Europe
Population: 
10,397,393
Capital: 
Lisbon
Area: 
91,600 SQ. KM

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Its oceanside location influences many aspects of its culture – salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve's beaches are a major tourist destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s-1800s, when Portugal had a maritime empire.

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