Populationmap The most population live on the coast
Currentpresident ofPortugal isAníbal CavacoSilva The Government is one of the four sovereignty organs of the portuguese republic. It is also the organ that conducts politics in general in the country and is also the superior body in public administration. It is also referred to as the Government of the Portuguese Republic or the Government of Portugal.
• The GDP in Portugal was worth 237.52 billion US dollars in 2011, according to a report published by the World Bank. The GDP value of Portugal is roughly equivalent to 0.38 percent of the world economy. Historically, from 1960 until 2011, Portugal GDP averaged 74.39 Billion USD reaching an all time high of 251.93 Billion USD in December of 2008 and a record low of 3.19 Billion USD in December of 1960. The GDP measures of national income and output for a given countrys economy. The GDP is equal to the total expenditures for all final goods and services produced within the country in a stipulated period of time
Food• Portugal is a seafaring nation with a well-developed fishing industry and this is reflected in the amount of fish and seafood eaten• The country has Europes highest fish consumption per capita and is among the top four in the world for this indicator• Eating meat and poultry on a daily basis was historically a privilege of the upper classes. Meat was a staple at a noblemans table during the Middle Ages
Grilled Fish and Sea FoodTraditional dry bacalhau
Sports• Sports in Portugal are important in Portuguese culture.• Soccer is the most popular sport in Portugal.
Major cities• Lisbon--- is the capital city of portugal. the city was built during the 18th century and since then it has been the major city of the country.• Madonna--- is situated in the north-western side of Lisbon the city has huge population and is the smallest municipality of the country• porto--- is another major city of portugal. the city has been recognized as the one of the cultural capitals of Europe. the second largest city of portugal is also the capital of Douro region.• Braga--- is one of the major tourist destination of portugal. the city features fascinating sites and some of the best museums of the country
CultureJose de Sousa Saramago was a Portuguses novelist poet playwright journalist and recipient of the1998 nobel prize in literaturehis works some of which can be seen as allegories commonly present subversive perspectives onhistoric events emphasizing the human factorSaramago’s experimental style often features long sentences at time more than a page longHe uses periods sparingly, choosing instead a loose flow of clauses joined by commas
History events• Establish as kingdom by alphonso I in 1139, and recognized by the pope in 1179, portugal remained independent until 1580, when an invasion by Phillip II of spain brought sixty years of foreign domination• The spanish were overthrown by a revolution in 1640 and portugal continued as a kingdom until 1910 when the monarchy was expelled and the first republic establish• Portugal is now a democratic republic