Portugal

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Portugal on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Western Europe

Size – 92,090 km²

Geography – mountainous in the north, plains in south

Language – Portuguese, Mirandese

Religion – Roman Catholic 81%, Other Christian 3.3%, none 6.8%, other 8.9%

Monetary Unit – Euro

Natural Resources – fish, cork, iron ore, copper, zinc, tin, tungsten, silver, gold, uranium, marble, clay, gypsum, salt, arable land, hydropower

Agriculture – grain, potatoes, tomatoes, olives, grapes; sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, dairy products; fish

Industry – textiles, clothing, footwear, wood and cork, paper and pulp, chemicals, lubricants, automobiles and auto parts, base metals, minerals, porcelain and ceramics, glassware, technology, telecommunications; dairy products, wine, other foodstuffs; ship construction and refurbishment; tourism, plastics, financial services, optics

Portugal Map

Neighbouring Countries – Spain

Population – 10,825,309 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.09%

Average Life Expectancy – 79.16

Capital City – Lisbon (2,884,000)

Highest Mountain – Ponta do Pico (2,351 m)

Longest River – Tagus (716 km in Spain and Portugal)

Climate – Maritime in North – cool winters 5°C to 15°C, warm summers 14°C to 28°C, Mediterranean in South – mild winters – 10°C to 15°C, hot summers 20°C to 28°C

Yearly Rainfall – 55 cm (approx)

Plant Life – cork, birch, chestnut, oak, sycamore, thorn, heather, ferns, eucalyptus, olive, rosemary, thyme

Animal Life – wolves, lynx, fox, rabbit, hare, wild boar, wild cat, chameleons, mongoose

Bird Life – avocets, godwits, eagles, flamingos, buzzards, owls

Fish Life – sardine, sea bass

 

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Portugal. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/portugal.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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