Portugal Vacations and Tourism Guide
Who was there
Surface:The total land area of Portugal is 92,391 sq km.
Population: Portugal’s population numbers more than 10 million, with Africans and East Europeans forming small minorities.
System of government: Portugal is a democratic republic with a parliamentary form of government.
Capital: Lisbon, with a population of more than 560,000 people, is the capital of Portugal.
Religion: The majority of the people follow Roman Catholicism.
Official Language: Portuguese and Mirandese are the official languages.
Government: Portugal is a democratic republic with a parliamentary form of government.
Climate: The country experiences a mostly Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters.
Units of measure and electricity: Portugal uses the metric system of measurement with the official electricity unit being 220 V, 50 Hz.
Time Zone: Portugal’s standard time is GMT.
Currency: Euro (1 € = 1.35 $)
Travel documents required: Citizens of EU, US, Australia and Canada do not need a visa to enter Portugal. It is best to check with a Portuguese Consulate for the latest updates.