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Capital : Lisbon
Language :  Portuguese
Currency :  Euro
Population : 10 341 330
Area : 92 090 km2

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Portugal facts

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 30.5% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 6,057,000 motor vehicles (584 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. The top-level national domain is .pt . There are over 236,000 websites with this extension.

5. The most popular pages with the .pt extension are google.pt, sapo.pt and abola.pt.

6. One of the richest people in Portugal is Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player in the world. His nickname is CR7, because he is still playing with this jersey number. He has 200,000,000 fans worldwide, and his Facebook fanpage has recently exceeded 100 million likes.

7. 4.6% of adult Portuguese are illiterate.

8. The country has more than 82,900 km of paved roads, including more than 2,992 km of express roads (0.13% of all roads in the world).

9. The country has 64 airports, 43 of the paved surface.

10. In this country there are more than 3 319 km of railway tracks.

11. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 10.6 Mb / s, and the maximum is 47.9 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

12. Full name of the country – Portuguese Republic.

13. Political system – parliamentary republic.

14. The average temperature is 11 ° C in January and 22 ° C in July.


Geography in Portugal

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1. On November 1, 1755, Lisbon was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by a tsunami, followed by fires. 85% of the buildings were completely destroyed, 275,000 people were killed. It was one of the largest earthquakes in European history.

2. The country is 3.3 times smaller than Poland.

3. Portugal borders with such countries as: Spain 1,214 km.

4. The longest river is Duero, 322 km.

5. The highest peak is Ponta do Pico: 2351 m above sea level.

6. The record heatwave that struck Europe in 2003 killed 2,099 people in August.

7. In Portugal there are 36360 km2 of agricultural land (40% of the country).

8. Guarda is the highest located town in the country.

9. 38630 km2 of the country is covered by forests (42.2%)

10. In Portugal, the longest bridge in Europe was built. It is located on the outskirts of Lisbon on the Tagus River and is 17 km long.

94. The nearest capital in a straight line from Lisbon is Madrid (Spain) – 502 km.

95. The furthest capital in a straight line from Lisbon is Wellington (New Zealand) – 19575 km.


Finance in Portugal

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1. The minimum wage amounts to 589.17 euro per month (data from 2014).

2. The amount of income tax in Portugal is 25%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 48%, and for companies 21% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 23% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.6%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 231 970,000,000 (PLN 992 831 600 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 218,000,000,000 (PLN 933 040,000,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 130.2% of GDP, which is about: $ 302 024 940 000 (PLN 1 292 666 743 200),
2018 year was 126% GDP, i.e. around: $ 274 680 000 000 (PLN 1 175 630 400 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 26,476 (PLN 113, 316).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 493 700,000,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 477 160,000,000 .

9. This country has 2018 over year $22 216 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.16% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

10. Portugal has 382500 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Portugal

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

2. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

3. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on an ordinary road is between 90 and 100 km / h, and on high-speed roads 120 km / h.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 66.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 48%, and for companies 21% (2018).

6. The tax on goods and services is 23% (2018).

7. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

8. In this country, a person of 16 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

9. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 8 days.

10. The last death penalty was carried out in 1846.

11. In this country homosexual marriages are legal since June 5, 2010.


Education in Portugal

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. Independence from the British mandate of the League of Nations was obtained on May 14, 1948.

4. In this country there are 4.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 446 117 people).


Work in Portugal

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1. The minimum wage amounts to 589.17 euro per month (data from 2014).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 1 145 €.

3. The amount of income tax in Portugal is 25%.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 66.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6.7% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 48%, and for companies 21% (2018).

7. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 8 days.

8. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Portugal

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1. The most deadly disease in this country is lung cancer.

2. In Lisbon there is the oldest bookshop in the world founded in 1732.

3. The most popular foodstuff in Portugal is cod. The Portuguese know 365 cod dishes – for every day of the year,

4. Portugal has the same defined borders from 1139, making them the oldest country in Europe.

5. The longest river is Duero, 322 km.

6. The highest peak is Ponta do Pico: 2351 m above sea level.

7. Guarda is the highest located town in the country.

8. In Portugal, the longest bridge in Europe was built. It is located on the outskirts of Lisbon on the Tagus River and is 17 km long.

9. The lowest temperature: -16 °C was measured at Penhas da Saúde.

10. The highest temperature: 47.4 °C was measured in Beja.


Army in Portugal

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 52 place,
2018 > year – 62 place.

2. There are over 35,000 professional soldiers and 233,500 reservists (2018).

3. Amount of equipment:
2014 year – 130 tanks, 1000 > armored vehicles, 100 jet aircraft and 25 helicopters,
2018 year – 133 tanks, 1080 armored vehicles, 93 jet aircraft and 25 helicopters.

4. Army spending:
2014 year – $ 3,800,000,000 (PLN 16,264,000,000),
2018 year – $ 3,800,000,000 (PLN 16,264,000,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 60 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 60 ships.


Society in Portugal

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1. 3 Portuguese people have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

2. In Portugal, an average person consumes about 12.9 liters of pure alcohol per year.

3. The most wine is drunk – 55%, then beer – 31%, spirit – 11%, and other alcoholic beverages – 3%.

4. In 2013, 637 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

5. Men and women can retire at the age of 66.

6. Independence from the British mandate of the League of Nations was obtained on May 14, 1948.

7. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. In this country, women have their first child on average 29.5 years old.

9. On average, women give birth to 1.5 children.

10. In this country, over 7 015 000 (2015) 8 015 519 (2018) people have access to internet (about 77% of the population).

11. Around 5,600,000 (2015) 5,800,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 115 people / km2.

13. The main religion is Catholicism, 81%.

15. 4 Portuguese citizens received the Nobel Prize.

16. The average age of people living in this country is 41.5 years.

17. In this country there are around:
1 627 000 people (15.68%) in the age range 0-14 years.
6,788,000 people (65.43%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1,959,800 people (18.89%) over 65 years old.

18. In this country, about 96,200 children are born annually (0.9% of the population), and about 114,000 people die (1.1% of the population).

19. 85 people in 1000 possess firearms.

20. 55% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

21. In this country an average adult person smokes 93 cigarettes a month.

22. The average life expectancy in this country is 78.6 years (women – 81.8 years and men – 75.3 years).

23. According to polls, as many as 41% of citizens in this country say they are not interested in politics (2 result in the world).


Symbols of Portugal

1. The national alcohol is Porto, Ginjinha and Jeropiga.

2. The national tree is cork oak.

3. The national animal is a mythical rooster from Barcelos.


History of Portugal

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1. Left-sided traffic was in force until June 1, 1928.

2. From 1808 to 1821, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Portugal.

3. Portuguese slave trade was banned only in 1850.

4. On November 1, 1755, Lisbon was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by a tsunami, followed by fires. 85% of the buildings were completely destroyed, 275,000 people were killed. It was one of the largest earthquakes in European history.

5. Portugal has the same defined borders from 1139, making them the oldest country in Europe.

6. The record heatwave that struck Europe in 2003 killed 2,099 people in August.

7. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1931.

8. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.

9. Portugal is one of the 12 countries in the world that on April 4, 1949, after signing the North Atlantic Treaty, formed a political and military organization called NATO.


Language in Portugal

1. The Portuguese language in the letter is almost identical to Spanish, while the pronunciation is completely different. Therefore, the Portuguese believe that the Spanish speak only badly spoken Portuguese, and the Spanish, on the contrary, that the Portuguese only speak Spanish badly.


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What is the highest mountain in Portugal?

The highest peak in Portugal is Pico (Azores) (2351 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Portugal?

The largest river in Portugal is Duero, 322 km.

answer: Marta


Which Portugal has national colors?

National colors: green and red.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is Porto, Ginjinha and Jeropiga.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a mythical rooster from Barcelos.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Portugal?

Portugal borders with such countries as: Spain 1 214 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age people living in this country is 41.5 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage amounts to 589.17 euro per month (data from 2014).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Portugal?

The population density is 113 people per km2.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 47.4 ° C was measured in Beja.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -16 ° C was measured at Penhas da Saúde.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at 16-18. Beer and wine for 16 years, vodka for 18 years.

answer: Marta