The Portuguese Republic is the westernmost European country on the Iberian Peninsula in the southwest of Europe. Portugal is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean from the south and Spain from the north and the east from Portugal. Area is 92.082 km2. The capital is Lisbon.
Cities in Portugal
Portugal phone code: +35
Portuguese currency: Euro
Braga, Coimbra, Lamego, Lisbon, Porto, Silves, and Viseu Bra
Portugal is one of the least developed countries in Europe. 31% of the working population is employed in agriculture, 35% in industry and trade, and 34% in various services. Food industry, textile, furniture and construction sector has an important place in Portugal. Food industry; milling, sugar, fish, canned and olive oil factories. Textile industry has developed. Our main products are cotton, twisted wool yarn and dress. In connection with the clothing industry, shoe manufacturing has also been developed. Forest riches are used in the production of paper pulp, paper, bottle cork, pitch, resin, nephth oil and especially in furniture.
Electronic machines and auxiliary parts are also manufactured. The establishment of oil refineries has led to the development of the petrochemical industry. There are also small scale iron and steel industry. Shipbuilding and ship repair facilities ranked Portugal first in Europe in this sector.
Approximately 55% of the territory of Portugal can be cultivated. In most of the arable land, grain (wheat and rye) is grown. These products do not meet the needs of the country and have to import other grains.
Olive oil production rate is high in the country. Fruit trees, apples and pears are grown in the northern half of the country, and oranges in the south.
Important minerals extracted from Portugal; tungsten, iron, sulfur copper, marble, granite and slate.
Portugal mainly exports twisted wool yarn, fabric, dress, canned fish, bottle cork, paper pulp and paper, electrical tools.
Portugal Export Products
Vehicle Parts, Refined Oil, Automobiles, Leather Shoes and Uncoated Paper.
Portugal Import Products
It has Automobile, Crude Oil, Vehicle Parts, Packaged Medicines and Petroleum Gas.
Portugal Exports to Countries
Spain, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States.
Portugal Imports to Countries
Spain, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands.
Living Nations in Portugal
It does not differ in terms of ethnicity. The population of the present-day population is composed of people coming to the Iberian Peninsula at different times. These are Celts, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Jews, Germanic tribes, Arabs and Berbers.
Languages Spoken in Portuguese
Official languages are Portuguese, Miranda.