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Portugal is the most South Westerly country in Europe The Vasco de Gama bridge is the longest bridge in Europe, spanning 17.2 km (10.7 miles.) The bridge was opened in 1998 on the 500th birthday of the Portuguese explorer discovered the sea route to India Portugal has the world's first commercial wave farm Portugal is the oldest country in Europe to have its borders defined just as they are now

  Portugal Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 40º 30' N, 7º 30' W
Area 92345 km2
Capital Lisbon
Time Zone UTC+0
Official Name Portuguese Republic
Currency Euro (EUR)
Government Republic
Legislature Unicameral
Population 10676910
Independence Date 1140
International Dialing Code 351
ISO Code alpha-3 PT
ISO Code alpha-2 PRT
GDP per Capita (PPP) $21,800.00
Climate Type Mediterranean
Major Language(s) Arabic, Calo, Galician, Mirandese, Portuguese (official)
Major Ethnic Groups Brazilian, Marrano, mixed, Portuguese
Major Religious Groups Christian (Roman Catholic)
Administrative Divisions 18 Districts (distritos) and 2 Autonomous Regions (regioes autonomas): Azores, Madeira
Neighbouring Countries Spain
Major Industries Metal works, Textile, Chemical, Food processing and beverages, Tourism, Timber, Automotive, Shipbuilding
Natural Resources Copper, Gold, Gypsum, Iron ore, Marble, Tin, Tungsten, Uranium, Zinc, Fish, Hydelpower, Cultivable land