Essential info for Portugal


Population: About 10.5 million

Capital city: Lisbon (also largest city)

Main languages: Portuguese (official), English, French

Major religions: Catholicism

Neighbouring countries: Spain

Political system: Parliamentary constitutional republic

Time: GMT (GMT +1 from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday prior to the last Sunday in October)

Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz. Round, two-pin plugs are most common.

Money: The Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents. The country has a well developed banking system and many international banks have a presence in the main Portugese cities.

International dialling code: +351

Emergency numbers: 112

Internet domain: .pt

Transport and driving: Cars drive on the right side of the road in Portugal

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