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 Short Message Service (SMS) to a long number in order to access the emergency services.