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The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Portugal.

Some calls are still made to the following numbers:

  • 115 - emergencies,
  • 117 - forest protection.

Disabled people can send an SMS to contact 112.

It is possible to call 112 from a mobile phone even without a SIM card.

112 calls are answered within 6 seconds.

In addition to the national language(s), they are answered in English.

According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 34% of Portuguese people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

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