Portugal Destination Guide & Country Overview

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Updated: 2018-05-04.

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.

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