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About Portugal

 

 

Background

 

Mainland Portugal is geographically located in Europe’s West Coast, on the Iberian Peninsula. It is bordered by Spain to the North and East and by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South, making it a privileged geo Strategic location between Europe, America and Africa.

In addition to the mainland, Portugal’s territory also includes the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira, two archipelagos located in the Atlantic Ocean.

Portuguese borders have remained unchanged since the XIII Century, making Portugal one of the oldest countries in the world, with nearly 900 years of history that clearly demonstrates its strong identity and internal cohesion.

 

 

Geography

 

On mainland Portugal, the Tagus River, Portugal’s largest river, divides the high mountains lands and plateaus of the North, from the low lying plains of the south. The estimated area in 2010 from Portuguese territory is 92.212km2 with a total population of 10,647 thousands.

 

Portugal’s agreeable climate offers mild winters and pleasant summers. The wettest months are November and December, whilst the driest are from April to September.

 

 

Language

 

The official language of Portugal is Portuguese, adopted in 1290 by decree of King D. Dinis. With over 200 million native speakers, it is the fifth most spoken language in the world and the third most spoken language in the Western world.

 

 

Currency

 

The Euro (EUR or €) is the common currency for nations within the European Union, which joined the Eurozone. The euro coins have two different sides: a common, European side showing the value of the coin and one national side featuring a design chosen by the EU member state where the coin was minted. Each member country has one or more designs unique to this country.

 

1 Euro is worth about 1.3 US dollars.

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Credit Cards

 

In Portugal, the most commonly used credit cards are: Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Europay / Mastercard, JCB and Maestro.

 

 

Electricity

 

Voltage: 220-240 volts

 

The electrical outlets in Portugal (Portugal) are one of two types of European standard electrical socket: The "Type C" Europlug and "E-Type" or "Type F" Schuko.

 

If you try to connect your device and it does not match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel adapter to simply change the way you connect the device to match this kind of socket.

Para mais informações detalhadas visitar este link.

 

Entry into Portugal

 

For entry into Portuguese territory, foreign citizens need:

 

Be in possession of travel document valid for more than at least 3 months to the duration of your planned stay.

 

Possess a valid visa and appropriate to the purpose of stay. This visa must be requested always in a diplomatic mission or Portuguese consular post.

 

Have sufficient means of subsistence for the period of stay.

Not be registered in the SEF Integrated Information or in the Schengen Information System.

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