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Geographical situation of Portugal in Europe
Religion in Portugal
Map of Portugal
Maravilhas de Faro
Fotografias de Sagres e Lagos
It is a country situated in the Southeast of Europe, bordered in the East and North by Spain and in the West and South by the Atlantic Ocean, where the Archipelagos of Madeira and Azores, which also belong to Portugal, are situated.
Most populated city Lisbon (Pop. 2006 : 2 465 233 inhabitants )
Official language Portuguese
Government Parliamentary Democracy
President of the Republic Aníbal Cavaco Silv a
Prime Minister José Sócrates
Formation 1093 A.D.
Entrance in EU 1st January 1986
Frontier : Spain
Currency Euro (EUR)
Total area 92.391 sq km
Algarvian fish rice
Cavaca green peas
Green purée of broad beans or herbs
Ancient Lisbon stewed cod fish
Fish stew traditional from Nazaré
Fish stew from Setúbal
Cakes from Almeirim, fried cakes and Christmas cakes
1 st January New Year
Tuesday , moveable feast ,Carnival
Friday , moveable feast ,Holy Friday
Sunday , moveable feast, Easter
25th April Freedom Day
1st May Workers Day
Thursday , moveable feast, Body of God
10th June Day of Portugal
15th August Assumption of Our Lady
5th October Implantation of the Republic
1st November All Saints’ Day
1st December Restoration of Independence
8th December Our Lady of Conception
25th of December Christmas
Religion in Portugal
In Portugal 85% of the population is Catholic, the rest is Evangelic, Jehovah, Jewish, Anglican, Islamic, Hindu, Orthodox, Gnostic and Spirit.
Traditional Portuguese Dances “ Corridinho” in the Algarve. “ Bailinho da Madeira”, in Madeira. In Minho, “Vira” and “Chula”, “Cana Verde” and “Malhão”. In Ribatejo, “Fandango” . In Trás-os-Montes, “Pauliteiros de Miranda”dance in a peculiar way.
Area 201,59 sq km
Population 58 698 hab. (2008)
Population Density 291inhab./sq km
Municipal Holiday 7th September
Postal Code 8000
Parishes: Conceição de Faro, Estoi, Montenegro,
Santa Bárbara de Nexe, São Pedro (city of Faro),
Sé (city of Faro)
Gastronomy: Peeled horse-mackerel, Lamb leg in the pot, Pork with clams, Maize porridge, Algarvian green peas with eggs, Partridge stew, Fried rabbit.
Some remarkable monuments:
Arch of the town ,Walls ,Castle, Cathedral, Episcopal Palace, Episcopal Seminary, Bank of Portugal, Lethes Theatre ,Convent of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis.
Arch of the town Marina of Faro
Sagres is one of the few places in the Algarve where wild nature, together with a very rich historical patrimony, remains untouched.
Cape piedade Lagos Cape of Sagres Fortress of Sagres Air view of Lagos
Lagos was once a fishing village which became a very important naval centre during the Discoveries.
The beaches around Lagos are considered the most beautiful in the Algarve, such as Praia Dona Ana, Meia Praia
A marina, which welcomes all visitors, was recently built.