It is located to EUROPA'S Southwest, in the Iberian peninsula. It borders in the northern part and in the eastern part on SPAIN; and to the Southwest with the Atlantic Ocean.
Former it was known by the name of Lusitania. It began to be call Portugal between 930 and 950.
His name comes from the former name of OPORTO of the Latin "Portus-galliae". (Galía's port, due to the fact that the French ships were frequenting in this one). It was the name of a primitive accession.
His official language is the Portuguese, is 6 ª language mas spoken about the world and 3 ª more spoken about the western world (after the Englishman and the Spanish).
Portugal is formed by a continental territory (91.951 km ²)
It is one of the warmer European countries. With a population of 11,317,192 inhabitants.
Its ethnic composition is: Europe: 94.7% (93.5% Portuguese and other Europeans 1.2%). Africa: 1.2% American: 0.5% (Most of Brazil)
Catholic : 84,53%
Other Christians : 1,41%
Other non-Christian: 0,16%
Without religion : 3,84%
They have three international airports near Lisbon, Oporto and Faro.
The most popular style of music is fado. Where they express the bad moments of life through song. Usually sung by one person, accompanied by the viola (classical guitar) and Portuguese guitar.
Its cuisine is rich and varied. Along the coast, consuming fish. His greatest pride is the variety of ways of cooking cod.
The most popular and practiced sport is soccer.