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Portugal Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting


Portugal travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Portugal.

Updated: 2019-06-22.

Portuguese Republic | República Portuguesa

Portugal is a country in southwestern Europe located on the Iberian Peninsula which it shares with Spain.

Portugal also retains sovereignty over the Atlantic Ocean archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous and having their own governments.

Its capital is Lisbon, which is also its largest city. Portugal is a member of the European Union, the Eurozone currency, and the Schengen Agreement.

flag of Portugal

Portugal Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Portugal – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Lisbon (& largest city)

Population: 10.5 million (2019 estimate)

Language(s): Portuguese

President: Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Prime Minister: António Costa

Currency: Euro € EUR

Area: 92,212 km2 (35,603 mi2)

Dialing Code: +351

Time Zone: Western European Time “WET” (UTC), DST/Summer Time: Western European Summer Time “WEST” (UTC+1)

Demonym: Portuguese (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Portugal (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 112

Drinking Age: None, but 18 to purchase

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 14-16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / E (define)

ISO Country Code: PT

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