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'''Portugal''' is a [[european]] nation in the [[Iberian Peninsula]], with land borders with [[Spain]].  Its capital is [[Lisbon]].
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'''Portugal''' is a [[European]] nation in the [[Iberian Peninsula]], with land borders with [[Spain]].  Its capital is [[Lisbon]].
  
 
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===Trade===
 
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== History ==
 
== History ==
In the 16th century, it explored and colonised large areas, including [[Brazil]], [[Angola]], [[Mozambique]], parts of [[India]], [[Timor]], [[Cape Verde]], and others.  It lost much of it's power when Lisbon was destroyed in an earthquake in 1755, and it was occupied in the Napoleonic Wars.  In 1910 a revolution deposed the monarchy; but repressive nationalistic government would rule for most of the next six decades. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms.  Portugal is a founding member of [[NATO]] and entered the [[EC]] (now the [[European Union]]) in 1986.<ref>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html CIA Factbook</ref>
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In the 16th century, it explored and colonized large areas, including [[Brazil]], [[Angola]], [[Mozambique]], parts of [[India]], [[Timor]], [[Cape Verde]], and others.  It lost much of it's power when Lisbon was destroyed in an earthquake in 1755, and it was occupied during the Napoleonic Wars.  In 1910 a revolution deposed the monarchy; but repressive nationalistic government would rule for most of the next six decades. In 1974, a military coup installed broad democratic reforms.  Portugal is a founding member of [[NATO]] and entered the [[EC]] (now the [[European Union]]) in 1986.<ref>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html CIA Factbook</ref>
  
 
Portugal has an area of 92,391 square kilometers and a population of 10,642,836 (2007 estimate).   
 
Portugal has an area of 92,391 square kilometers and a population of 10,642,836 (2007 estimate).   

Revision as of 07:30, 13 October 2007

República Portuguesa
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Flag of Portugal.png
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Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Lisbon
Government Parliamentary Democracy
Language Portuguese (official)
President Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Prime minister José Sócrates
Area 35,580 sq mi
Population 10,848,692(2007)
GDP per capita $23,464 (2006)
Currency euro


Portugal is a European nation in the Iberian Peninsula, with land borders with Spain. Its capital is Lisbon.

Land

Topography

Climate

Drainage

Flora

Fauna

Resources

Arable land

People

Ethnic groups

Languages

Religion

Education

Health

Demography

Economy and Commerce

Industry

Agriculture

Forestry

Fishing

Transportation

Trade

History

In the 16th century, it explored and colonized large areas, including Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, parts of India, Timor, Cape Verde, and others. It lost much of it's power when Lisbon was destroyed in an earthquake in 1755, and it was occupied during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1910 a revolution deposed the monarchy; but repressive nationalistic government would rule for most of the next six decades. In 1974, a military coup installed broad democratic reforms. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the European Union) in 1986.[1]

Portugal has an area of 92,391 square kilometers and a population of 10,642,836 (2007 estimate).

References

  1. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html CIA Factbook