Where is Portugal?

Located in Southwestern Europe, Portugal has a 1,224.00 km border with Spain.Portugal does not recognize Spanish sovereignty over the territory of Olivenza.

Portugal is a European country covering 92,090.00 km2 of which 0.67% is water and 91,470.00 km2 is land. The area includes Azores and Madeira Islands. This makes it the 112th largest country in the world and slightly smaller than Virginia. Its geographic coordinates are 39 30 N, 8 00 W and Lisbon is the capital city.

The name Portugal derives from the Roman designation "Portus Cale"; Cale was an ancient Celtic town.

Its ISO code is PT.


Portugal has a mean elevation of 372 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Ponta do Pico (Pico or Pico Alto) on Ilha do Pico in the Azores which is 2,351m above tall.

It has a tropical marine climate with little temperature variation throughout the seasons. Its terrain is mountainous in the interior, with rolling plains in the south.


Portugal has a population of 10,833,816 making it the 82nd largest in the world. The majority of the population is concentrated on the Atlantic coast.

Portuguese and Mirandese are both official languages. The ethnic group is described as homogenous Mediterranean stock. The majority of the country is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 351.


Portugal is an independent country. The Kingdom of Portugal was recognized in 1143. Its constitution was last ratified in 1976.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Portugal's GDP is $297,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $28,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 55th largest economy and its citizens the 63rd richest in the world. The currency of Portugal is the Euro (EUR).

Its major export partners are Spain, France, and Germany. Its main exports are agricultural products, foodstuffs, wine, and oil products. Its major import partners are Spain, Germany, and France. Its major imports include agricultural products, chemical products, and vehicles.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017