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Portugal

Portugal
  • Capital

    Capital

    Lisbon

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:11

  • Population

    Population

    10.68 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +351

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

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Portugal

Portugal
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Lisbon

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:11

  • Population

    Population

    10.68 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +351

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 1 513

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.89 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    854mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    92 391 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    22%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    35%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    40%

  • Railways

    Railways

    2599km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    13.11 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Mediterranean
    less than
    African

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 94 %
    Protestant

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    94.5%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Portuguese
    Mirandese

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    73 600

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    12.5 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    31.5%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    9.9%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    23 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    textiles, clothing, footwear, wood and cork, paper, chemicals, auto-parts manufacturing, base metals, porcelain and ceramics

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    grain, potatoes, tomatoes, olives, grapes, sheep, cattle, goats, pigs

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish, forests (cork), iron ore, copper, zinc, tin, tungsten, silver, gold

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    71%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish, forests (cork), iron ore, copper, zinc, tin, tungsten, silver, gold

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    30%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    45 053kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    29 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    175

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What not to do when visiting Portugal

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Street & Behavioral

Don't ask for salt and pepper if they're not already on the table in Portugal. Asking for any kind of seasoning or condiment is to cause aspersions on the cook. The Portuguese are very proud of their cooking.

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Business & Communication

Don't film or photograph military buildings - it's illegal.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to dress well, especially in the cities. Society appearance is very important.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Portugal has the oldest borders in the world, dating from 1139.

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Business & Communication

Don’t discuss business in social situations unless invited to do so.

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Business & Communication

Don’t rest your elbows on the table, although your hands should be visible at all times.

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Business & Communication

Don't point on people - it's considered rude.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t give wine, flowers in quantity of 13 or white lilies when invited to someone’s home. Gifts are usually opened when received.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t place the napkin in your lap - keep it on the left of your plate. When finished eating, move the napkin to the right of your plate.

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9/13
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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10/13
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Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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