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PORTUGAL - what you need to know:

Capital city: Lisbon

Official language:  Portuguese

Population: 11,317,192

Currency: Euro

Total area: 92 389 sq km (including Madeira and Azores)

Land: 91 959 sq km

Water: 430 sq km

Land use: 26 percent arable land; 9 percent permanent crops; 9 percent permanent pastures; 36 percent forests and woodland; 20 percent other

Terrain: Mountainous north of the Tagus River, rolling plains in south. 

Portugal lies along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula in south western Europe. It shares a border with Spain in the east and north, while the Atlantic dominates the coastline in the west and south. Occupying about 16 percent of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) has a population of over 10 million people.

Despite its relatively small size, the country boasts a great diversity of geographical features, from golden plains to mountainous zones.

As a member of the European Union and NATO, Portugal plays a greater role in both European and world affairs than its size would suggest.

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