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Portugal covers an area of 92,090 km² (including the Azores and Madeira archipelagos), it is compared somewhat smaller than Hungary (93,028 km²), or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Indiana as its mentioned in Portugal map. Portugal has a population of 10.4 million people (2014); national capital and largest city is Lisbon with about 550,000 residents, 2,8 million people live in Lisbon's Greater Metropolitan Area. Spoken language is Portuguese.
Administratively, Portugal is divided into 308 municipalities (Portuguese: municípios or concelhos), which are subdivided into 4260 civil parishes (Portuguese: freguesia) as you can see in Portugal map. Operationally, the municipality and civil parish, along with the national government, are the only legally identifiable local administrative units identified by the government of Portugal (for example, cities, towns or villages have no standing in law, although may be used as catchment for the defining services).
Most industry, business and finance are concentrated in Lisbon and Porto metropolitan areas. The districts of Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra, and Leiria are the biggest economic centres outside those two main metropolitan areas as its shown in Portugal map. The Portuguese currency is the euro (€) and the country economy is in the Eurozone since its starting. Portugal central bank is the Banco de Portugal, which is an integral part of the European System of Central Banks.
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Portugal has been a democratic republic since the ratification of the Constitution of 1976, with Lisbon, the nation largest city, as its capital (see Portugal on map). The constitution grants the division, or separation, of powers among legislative, executive, and judicial branches. The four main institutions as described in this constitution are the President of the Republic, the Parliament, known as the Assembleia da República (English: Assembly of the Republic), the Government, headed by a Prime Minister, and the courts.
In telecommunications, Portugal is a small market lacking a culture that is particularly technology-oriented. Furthermore, Portugal has a relatively low saturation in terms of consumer telecom services compared with other, more developed EU countries. In 1996, 3.72 million fixed telephone lines were in use, and there were 887,216 mobile phone subscribers in 1999 as its shown in Portugal on map. For comparison, these statistics are quite lower than in Scandinavia, but still higher than in Germany. Portugal joined Finland and Venezuela as one of the only countries where, for various reasons, mobile phone penetration has overgrown the fixed phone market. About 23 percent of Portuguese homes had cable TV in 2000.
Transport in Portugal is well-developed and diversified. Portugal has a 68,732 km (42,708 mi) network of roads, of which almost 3,000 km (1,864 mi) are part of a 44 motorways system as its mentioned in Portugal on map. Brisa is the largest highway management concessionaire. With 89,015 km2, Continental Portugal has 3 international airports located near Lisbon, Porto and Faro. The national railway system service is provided by Comboios de Portugal. The major seaports are located in Leixões, Aveiro, Figueira da Foz, Lisbon, Setúbal, Sines and Faro.
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The country is organized in 18 districts in the mainland and two Autonomous Regions, the archipelagos of Madeira and AZORES (Acores), located in the North Atlantic Ocean as you can see in the detailed map of Portugal. The state is highly centralized, with only the autonomous regions enjoying a high degree of self-governance. Recently, a more geographic division comprising 5 major regions and 28 minor ones was designed and utilized for statistical purposes.
Portugal interior melds dramatic northern mountain ranges with the vast rolling plains of the country sun-baked central regions. In the south, some of the best beaches in Europe flank picturesque coves and warm, shallow waters as its shown in the detailed map of Portugal. Dotted throughout are stone-built villages, enchanting towns, and cosmopolitan cities where historic palaces and castles, museums, and monasteries are waiting to be explored.
Portugal is a fairly homogeneous country linguistically and religiously. Ethnically, the Portuguese people are mainly a combination of Roman Iberian Hispanics (people from Hispania), Celtic tribes, Lusitanians and others, with a fair amount of Roman, Germanic (Visigoths and Suevi) and some minor elements, essentially Arab-Berbers, and Jews as you an see in the detailed map of Portugal.
Map of Northern Portugal shows the North part of the country Portugal. Northern Portugal map will allow you to easily explore areas of the North of Portugal in Europe. The map of Northern Portugal is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Northern Portugal is where it all began, in Guimaraes to be more precise, which is often referred to as the cradle of the nation. Porto is also in the north - the World Heritage city with the famous waterfront, unique architectural traces and where the cellars of the famous Port wine as its mentioned in the map of Northern Portugal. With so much to see and discover, it attracts more and more visitors and simultaneously grows with them, having to offer an increasingly higher cultural and gastronomic level.
The Douro river crosses the entire northern region and embellishes all the ravines and mountains with which it intersects. The cruises that are made along this river are one of the symbols of the region, and possibly one of the most romantic things one can do in the country as you can see in the map of Northern Portugal. For lovers of nature, it is essential to visit Gerês and its natural park of undeniable value. Breathtaking landscapes, with mountains of granite and crystal clear springs, Gerês has been a major tourist destination in Portugal for more than a century.
There are thousands of charms and corners that are worth discovering in the capital of Northern Portugal. Porto is one of the oldest cities of the country and, as such, its path is sinuous and picturesque. Marked by an intense green of the fields and vineyards, the Minho beautiful landscape allies itself with the contagious joy of the festivities and processions and with the unparalleled hospitality of its people. Portugal golden River from the North. Douro is probably, the world most beautiful wine region as its shown in the map of Northern Portugal. Trás-os-Montes, plateaus and majestic mountains, towns and untouched historical villages, purifying spring waters, traditional cuisine and the genuine hospitality of a people proud of their customs.
Map of Southern Portugal shows the South part of the country Portugal. Southern Portugal map will allow you to easily explore areas of the South of Portugal in Europe. The map of Southern Portugal is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Southern Portugal is characterized mainly by its south coast which is better known as the Algarve. It features stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns, thriving nightlife, and a beautiful climate - all of which make the region a popular holiday destination as its mentioned in the map of Southern Portugal. Visitors to Southern Portugal are mainly attracted by the southern Algarve Coast. It is lined with fishing villages and coastal resort towns. Albufeira, the most popular of these resort towns, was once a small fishing village and has since evolved into a popular destination for tourists attracted by the area beaches, pleasant climate, and fresh seafood.
Beyond beaches, history, and scenic villages, the towns of Southern Portugal also offer a range of other activities from daytime ventures to upbeat nightlife. Excursions by boat include things like coastal cruises, jet boats, deep-sea fishing, and dolphin watching, while opportunities on the mainland include golf, water parks, local markets, weathered cliffs and other natural features, and the regional cuisine of the coast. As far as nightlife goes, the more popular resort areas - Albufeira, Praia da Rocha, Lagos, and Vilamoura - all have a vast selection of restaurants, cafes, and bars that cater to all tastes and preferences as you can seein the map of Southern Portugal.
With its extensive shoreline, especially of the Algarve coast, Southern Portugal serves an abundance of seafood. One particular favorite for locals is a dried and salted cod called bacalhau. Other fish-cooking techniques entail grilling, boiling (including poaching and simmering), frying or deep-frying, stewing (often in clay pot cooking), roasting, or steaming as its shown in the map of Southern Portugal. Portuguese cuisine also features spices influenced by its former colonial possessions, some of which include piri piri, black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, and saffron.