FAST FACTS ABOUT PORTUGAL

POPULATION

There are a little more then 10 million people in Portugal, based on the latest United Nations estimates (2017). Portugal population is equivalent to 0,13% of the total world population. and ranks number 88 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
Most of the portuguese population is urban and the average age is 44.4 year.

GEOGRAPHY

Portugal is not a large country, but it offers a great diversity of physical geography, ranging from low-lying coasts and plains to the Estrela Mountains, which rise to nearly 6,500 feet (2,000 metres).
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon, is also the country’s largest city, with an estimated population of 552,700 .About 3 million people live in the Lisbon Area.

LANGUAGE

Portuguese is the official language of Portugal. The vast majority of main cities in Portugal also speak English, and generally to a very high level. Many international organisations have English as their corporate language, and a large number of university degree programmes and courses are taught in English.

GOVERNMENT

Portugal is a parliamentary democracy and has a multi-party system. Since 1975, the party system has been dominated by the social democratic Socialist Party and the liberal-conservative Social Democratic Party.
Portugal is a member of the European Union, the currency in Portugal is euro (€).

LIFESTYLE

Portuguese students study and work hard but they also take their entertainment and social life seriously. Lisbon hosts most of the international events throughout the year for a diversity of audiences , which makes it a truly creative city with a variety of events.
Not letting behind the annual Queima das Fitas (‘Burning of the Ribbons’) festival, celebrated by students at several Portuguese universities, features a full week of music concerts, parades and general merriment.

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