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Population

10,707,924

Capital

Lisbon

Geographic coordinates: 39 30 N, 8 00 W

Time difference: GMT+0

Daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Climate

Maritime temperate; cool and rainy in the north, warmer and drier in the south

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Location

South-western Europe ordering the North Atlantic Ocean, West of Spain

Topography

Area

  • Total: 92,391 km²
  • Land: 91,951 km²
  • Water: 440 km²
    (note: includes the Azores and Madeira)

Land Boundaries

Border countries: Spain 1,214 km

Land use

  • Arable land: 17.29%
  • Permanent crops: 7.84%
  • Other: 74.87% (2005)

Land characteristics

No information available

Number of inhabited islands

Porto Santo and Madeira

Coastline

1,793 km

Major rivers

The Tagus, the Rio Guardiana

Natural hazards

Floods, forest fires, tsunamis, earthquakes (the Azores are subject to severe earthquakes)

Threats

Storms

Tourists

Major tourist areas

Lisbon (Lisboa), the Algarve, Portuguese Islands (Ilhas Portuguesas: Madeira and the Azores), Greater Porto and Northern Portugal (Porto e Norte) and Alentejo

Number of tourists per season

12,320.8 per year

Administrative data

International organisation participation

ADB (nonregional member), AfDB (nonregional member), Australia Group, BIS, CE, CERN, CPLP, EAPC, EBRD, EIB, EMU, ESA, EU, FAO, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, LAIA (observer), MIGA, MINURCAT, NAM (guest), NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OPCW, OSCE, PCA, Schengen Convention, SECI (observer), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIFIL, Union Latina, UNMIT, UNWTO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WEU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC