Portugal Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: The continental style of eating is followed. Portuguese eat with a knife and fork. One should not to stretch at... More
  • Family: The family is the core of Portuguese life. Nuclear families tend to be small, averaging two children. Women often... More
  • Fashion: The Portuguese are usually conservative in the way they dress. Men typically wear a suit to work. Clothing is usually... More
  • Visiting: When visiting one waits outside until invited in by the host. It is expected that a guest wipe their... More

Portugal Facts

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Capital Lisbon
Government Type republic; parliamentary democracy
Currency EUR
Population 10,799,270
Total Area 35,556 Square Miles
92,090 Square Kilometers
Location Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain
Language Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official - but locally used)

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