Essential info for Portugal


Population: About 10.5 million

Major religions: Catholicism

Capital city: Lisbon (also largest city)

Legal system: Parliamentary constitutional republic

Main languages: Portuguese (official), English, French

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.

Currency: The Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents

Tipping: 10 percent if service charge not included. Taxi drivers and bartenders also expect a small gratuity; it’s usually acceptable to round up to the nearest Euro.

International dialling code: +351

Emergency numbers: 112

Internet TLD: .pt

Drives on the: Right

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