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Countries of the World: Portugal
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Economy of Portugal GDP (2010 est.): 160.3 billion (approx. $208 billion). Annual growth rate (2010 est.): 0.3%. Per capita GDP (2010 est.): 18,453 (approx. $23,965). Avg. inflation rate (2010 est.): 1.2%. Services (75.4% gross value added: Wholesale and retail trade; hotels and tourism; restaurants; transport, storage and communication; real estate; banking and finance; repair; government, civil, and public sectors. Industry (22.3% gross value added): Textiles, clothing, footwear, wood and cork, paper, chemicals, auto-parts manufacturing, base metals, dairy products, wine and other foods, porcelain and ceramics; glassware, technology; telecommunications. Agriculture (2.3% gross value added): Livestock, crops, fish. Trade (2009): Exports--31.3 billion (approx. $42 billion): machinery and tools 16.2%; vehicles and other transport materials 11.8%; base metals 7.7%; clothing 6.8%; plastics and rubber 6.3%; food products 5.9%; minerals and mineral products 5.7%; agricultural products 5.4%; oil products 5.0%; chemical products 4.8%; wood pulp and paper 4.7%; textile materials 4.3%; footwear 4.0%; wood and cork 3.7%; optical and precision instruments 1.1%; skin and leather 0.3%; others 6.3%. Imports--48.4 billion (approx. $65 billion): machinery and tools 19.1%; oil products 12.7%; vehicles and other transport material 12.2.1%; chemical products 10.3%; agricultural products 9.9%; base metals 7.7%; plastics and rubber 4.9%; food products 4.5%; clothing 3.1%; textile materials 2.7%; wood pulp and paper 2.5%; optical and precision instruments 2.3%; minerals and mineral products 1.6%; wood and cork 1.1%; skins and leather 0.9%; footwear 0.9%; others 3.5%. Export partners--Spain (26.7%); Germany (13.1%); France (12.3%); Angola (7.2%); United Kingdom (5.6%); Italy (3.8%); United States (3.2%); others (28.1%). All EU-27 (74.2%). Import partners--Spain (32.4%); Germany (12.7%); France (8.7%); Italy (5.7%); United Kingdom (5.4%); Netherlands (3.3%); United States (1.6%); others (30.2%). All EU-27 (78%). U.S. trade with Portugal (2009): Exports--$1 billion: transportation equipment (22.5%); computer and electronic products (15.6%); machinery and mechanical appliances (10.2%); minerals and ores (8.9%); all others (42.7%). Imports--$1.5 billion: mineral fuels, oils (17.5%); wood products (10.2%); textile mills products (7.9%); chemicals (7.9%); all others (56.5%). Foreign direct investment (FDI, 2009): Incoming FDI by industry: wholesale and retail 35.9%; real estate, rentals and services to companies 25.3%; manufacturing 22.6%; financial activities 7.2%; transport, warehousing, and communication 3.3%; construction 2.2%; electricity, gas, water 1.3%; other 2.2%. Incoming FDI by country in Euros (total 31.8 billion; approx. $42.9 billion): France 18.4%; United Kingdom 15.6%; Spain 15.2%; Netherlands 15%; Germany 13.7%; Switzerland 4.2%; Luxembourg 3.8%; Canada 2.1%; Italy 2.1%; Belgium 1.8%; Ireland 1.1%; United States 1%; others 6%. Portuguese FDI abroad by country in Euros (total 7.9 billion; approx. $10.6 billion): Netherlands 28.5%; Spain 15.6%; Angola 7%; Brazil 6.8%; Denmark 5.1%; Germany 4%; United States 2.1%; Mozambique 1.8%; others 29.1%. Exchange rate: (2009) U.S. $1 = 0.74 EUR (); (2010) U.S. $1 =0.77 EUR.
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Geography of Portugal Area: 92,391 sq. km.; includes continental Portugal, the Azores (2,333 sq. km.) and Madeira Islands (828 sq. km.); slightly smaller than the State of Indiana; located in Europe's southwest corner bordered by Spain (North and East, 1,214 km.) and the Atlantic Ocean (West and South, 1,793 km.). Major cities: Lisbon (capital, metropolitan area pop. 2.1 million); Porto (metropolitan area pop. 1.9 million). Terrain: Mountainous in the north; rolling plains in the central and southern regions. Climate: Maritime temperate (Atlantic-Mediterranean); average annual temperature is 61F. Temperatures may drop into the low 30s (F) at night during the coldest months, with daytime highs in the 50s and 60s. The remainder of the year is normally sunny with minimal rainfall. Days are pleasant, with temperatures seldom exceeding 95F, except in the southern interior of the country; afternoons and evenings are breezy, with nighttime temperatures in the 60s and low 70s; May-October (dry and warm), November-April (cool with rain and wind in the north, mild in the south).
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Government of Portugal Type: Republic. Constitution: Effective April 25, 1976; revised 1982, 1989, 1992, 1997, 2001, 2004, and 2005. Branches: Executive--president (head of state), Council of State (presidential advisory body), prime minister (head of government), Council of Ministers. Legislative--unicameral Assembly of the Republic (230 deputies): PS=97, PSD=81, PCP=13, CDS/PP=21, BE=16, PEV=2. Judicial--Supreme Court, District Courts, Appeals Courts, Constitutional Tribunal. Major political parties: Socialist Party (PS); Social Democratic Party (PSD); Portuguese Communist Party (PCP); Popular Party (CDS/PP); Left Bloc (BE); Green Party (PEV). Administrative subdivisions: 18 districts (Lisbon, Leiria, Santarem, Setubal, Beja, Faro, Evora, Portalegre, Castelo Branco, Guarda, Coimbra, Aveiro, Viseu, Braganca, Vila Real, Porto, Braga, Viana do Castelo); 2 autonomous island regions (the Azores and Madeira).
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Map of Portugal This Map of Portugal shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Lisbon the capital of Portugal. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
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Official Name of Portugal The Official Name of Portugal is the Portuguese Republic. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)
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People of Portugal Nationality: Noun and adjective--Portuguese (singular and plural). Population (2009 est.): 10.6 million. Ages 0 to 14 years-- 1.6 million (male 830,611; female 789,194). Ages 15 to 24 years--1.2 million (male 609,177; female 585,072). Ages 25 to 64 years--5.9 million (male 2,917,633; female 3,013,120). Ages 65 years and over--1.9 million (male 787,967; female 1,099,715). Population density: 114 per sq. km. (44 per sq. mi.). Annual population growth rate (2008 est.): 0.8%. Ethnic groups: Homogeneous Mediterranean stock with small minority groups from Africa (Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique), South America (Brazil), and Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Romania). Religion: Roman Catholic 92%, Protestant 4%, atheists 3%, others 1%. Language: Portuguese. Education: Years compulsory--12. Literacy (2004)--93.3%. Health (2009 est.): Birth rate--9.4/1,000 (1.07 male/female). Death rate--9.8/1,000. Infant mortality rate-- 3.25/1,000. Life expectancy--78.70 years. Work force (2008 est.): 5.6 million. Government and services (60%); industry and manufacturing (30%); agriculture and fishing (10%).
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