112 is the single emergency number in Portugal

The European emergency number 112, is the only emergency number in Portugal.

The average time to answer a 112 call is 5 seconds.

In addition to the national language(s), 112 calls are answered in English.

According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 49% of Portuguese people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

People with disabilities can send an SMS to a long number in order to access the emergency services.

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11 February 2013
Last update: 
9 February 2018
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