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Last update : 19 February 2019


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

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Portugal facts

1. Portugal has the same defined borders from 1139, making them the oldest country in Europe.
2. The population density is 115 people / km2.
3. The country is 3.3 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 81%.
5. The longest river is Duero, 322 km.
6. Full name of the country – Portuguese Republic.
7. Political system – a parliamentary republic.
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9. The highest peak is Ponta do Pico: 2351 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 11 °C, in July 22 °C.
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11. 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.

Autor: Turyst

12. Portuguese slave trade was banned only in 1850.

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

14. On November 1, 1755, Lisbon was struck by an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 on the Richter scale, followed by a wave of tsunamis, followed by fires. 85% of buildings were completely destroyed, 275,000 people were killed. It was one of the largest earthquakes in European history.

Autor: MR

15. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 52 place,
      – 2018 year – 62 place.

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

17. Number 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.

18. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $3,800,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $3,800,000,000 .

19. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 60 ships, in 2018 the year is about 60 ships.

Autor: Wojak

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

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

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22. 4.6% of Portuguese adults are illiterate.

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

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

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

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

27. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6.7% .

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28. 3 Portuguese people have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

29. The richest of them is Americo Amorim with assets worth over $4.4 billion.

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

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

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

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

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

35. The average IQ level is 95.

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

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

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38. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

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39. The national tree is cork oak.

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

41. 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.

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

43. 30.5% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

44. The country has over 6 057 000 motor vehicles registered (584 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

45. One of the richest people in Portugal is Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player in the world. His nickname is CR7, because he plays the number on the shirt all the time. He has 200,000,000 fans worldwide, and his fanpage on Facebook has recently exceeded 100 million likes.

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46. In this country there are over 82,900 km of paved roads including over 2,992 km of expressways (0.13% of all roads in the world).

47. In this country there are 64 airports, 43 of the paved surface.

48. In this country there are over 3 319 km of railway tracks.

49. In Lisbon there is a 43.2 km metro line (55 stations). It was opened in 1959. Approximately 140 million people use it annually.

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

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

52. The average internet connection speed is 10.6 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 47.9 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

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53. The national top-level domain is .pt . There are over 236,000 websites with such an extension.

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

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55. 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).

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

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57. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $231 970 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $218,000,000,000 .

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58. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 130.2% GDP, or around: $302 024 940 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 126% GDP, or around: $274 680,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $26,476.

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

Autor: Komornik

60. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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

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

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

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64. The Portuguese language in the letter is almost identical to Spanish, while the pronunciation is completely different. Therefore, the Portuguese believe that the Spaniards speak Portuguese only badly pronounced, and the Spanish are the opposite that the Portuguese speak only bad pronunciation.

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

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

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

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

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69. 4 Portuguese citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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70. 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.

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

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

73. 10 women give birth to 15 children on average

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

75. The country is 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.

76. 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).

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

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

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

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

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

82. 85 people in 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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

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

87. The work week is 40 hours.

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88. 55% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

89. 38630 km2 of the country is covered by forests (42.2%)

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

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

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

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

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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.

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What is the largest lake in Portugal?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Portugal has national colors?
National colors: green and red.

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What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Porto, Ginjinha and Jeropiga.

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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a mythical rooster from Barcelos.

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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Portugal?
Portugal borders with such countries as: Spain 1 214 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 41.5 years.

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What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage amounts to 589.17 euro per month (data from 2014).

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What is the population density in Portugal?
The population density is 113 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 47.4 ° C was measured in Beja.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -16 ° C was measured at Penhas da Saúde.

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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