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Maps of Portugal show the location of major cities and regions in Portugal. Check out our interactive maps of Portugal.

Albufeira

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Faro

Faro

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Lisbon

Lisbon

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Portimao

Portimao

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Porto

Porto

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Country (long form) Portuguese Republic
Capital Lisbon
Total Area 35,672.36 sq mi
92,391.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than Indiana)
Population 10,066,253 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 9,044,292
Languages Portuguese
Literacy 87.4% total, N/A% male, N/A% female
Religions Roman Catholic 94%, Protestant (1995)
Life Expectancy 72.44 male, 79.68 female (2001 est.)
Government Type parliamentary democracy
Currency 1 euro (EUR) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $15,800 (2000 est.)
Industry textiles and footwear; wood pulp, paper, and cork; metalworking; oil refining; chemicals; fish canning; wine; tourism
Agriculture grain, potatoes, olives, grapes; sheep, cattle, goats, poultry, beef, dairy products
Arable Land 26%
Natural Resources fish, forests (cork), tungsten, iron ore, uranium ore, marble, arable land, hydro power
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Geography of Portugal

Portugal, officially Portuguese Republic, the most westerly country of continental Europe.

History of Portugal

In ancient times, what is now Portugal was inhabited mainly by the Lusitanians. This tribe carried on trade with the Phoenicians at Gades (Cádiz) and later with the Carthaginians who colonized southern Spain.