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Portugal

Portugal is situated at the south-west point of Europe and includes the Madeira and Azores archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean. Mainland Portugal, located on the Iberian Peninsula in the south-western corner of Europe, occupies an area of 88,889 km2. It has 832 km of Atlantic coast and a 1,215 km border with Spain. Bandeira Portuguesa
In spite of Portugal's small territory, its climate varies significantly from one region to another since it is influenced by the relief, latitude and proximity to the sea. Even so, it generally offers mild winters, when compared to the rest of Europe and hot and dry summers, particularly in the inland areas.

Sete Cidades Alentejo Algarve Douro

Because of the sea's influence, temperatures are slightly lower in the coastal areas. In spite of the mild temperatures, in the North region, particularly inland, it gets cold and there is some snowfall (mainly in Serra da Estrela Mountains, the highest point in Portugal). There are often warm and sunny days in autumn, especially in November - the so called "St. Martin's summer" as this saint's day is on 11 November.
 
Gráfico da Lingua Portuguesa Of Latin origin, Portuguese is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world and is the mother tongue of about 200 million people. It is also the official language in: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe (in Africa), Brazil (in South America) and East Timor (in Asia).
 
The majority of Portuguese are Catholics and the Sanctuary of Fátima is one of the world's most important religious sites. Even so the Portuguese Constitution guarantees religious freedom, which results in the presence of different religions in Portugal: Christians (Protestants of various denominations and Orthodox), Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews. Santuário de Fátima

Since 1999, the Euro (€) is the official currency in Portugal. Before the arrival, consult the indicated average prices of certain products and services, in order to gain an idea of the cost of living in Portugal.

Serra da Estrela Serra do Gerês Ilha da Madeira Ilha do Pico

More information at Portugal's Official Tourist Website
http://www.visitportugal.com/