Key Facts

  • Area : 92,212 sq. kms (35,603 sq. mi )
  • Independence :
    1. 1143 AD – Kingdom of Portugal recognized
    2. 1640 AD – Independence reestablished following 60 years of Spanish rule
    3. 1910 AD – Republic proclaimed
  • Capital : Lisbon
  • Government : Semi-presidential Constitutional Republic
  • Population : 10,291,027 ( 2017 est.)
  • Official Language : Portuguese
  • Religion : Roman Catholic (81%)
  • Legal System : Civil Law System
  • Climate : Maritime temperature – cool & rainy in North, warmer & drier in South
  • Best country in the world to visit, according to Conde Nast Traveller
  • Best country in North America and Europe (after Sweden) for immigrant integration (MIPEX III)
  • Global Peace Index : 3rd most peaceful country worldwide and 15th most stable one
  • Lower cost of living than other countries of the EU
  • No exchange controls and no restrictions on moving capital
  • No restrictions to the establishment of businesses (except banking and insurance)
  • No restrictions on real estate ownership
  • Tax incentives for investing
  • Low Corporate Tax Rate
  • Currency : EURO
  • Literacy : 95.7% (2015 est.)
  • Education Expenditure : 5.1% of GDP
  • Health Expenditure : 9.5% of GDP – 12th best health system worldwide according to WHO
  • Time Zone : GMT
  • Calling Code : +351

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