Portugal Overview

With its bright blue skies and long coastline bordered by sandy beaches, Portugal is still a popular expat destination. Despite suffering an economic decline from 2008. Today, the economy is growing again to European levels.

People from across the world, flock to the vibrant Iberian Peninsula to enjoy an idyllic lifestyle. Portugal is a country of great contrasts – from the cosmopolitan cities of Lisbon and Oporto to sleepy towns and villages high in the Alentejo Hills.





Portugal Highlights

Quick Facts

  • Population: About 10 million
  • Capital city: Lisbon
  • Main languages: Portuguese and English is widely spoken and understood.
  • Time: GMT+1 (GMT+2 from the end of March to the end of October)
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Internet domain: .pt
  • Emergency numbers: Dial 112 (general emergencies)

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