Population of main cities:
Lisbon (552,700); Porto (237,600); Vila Nova de Gaia (186,500); Amadora (175,200); Braga (136,900); Funchal (111,600); Coimbra (105,900); Setúbal (98,200); Almada (96,400)
The population is made up of a largely homogeneous Mediterranean community, with a minority of people of Asian or African origin, many of whom immigrated during decolonisation. The largest groups of foreign residents in Portugal are Brazilians, Cape Verdeans, British, Romanians, Ukrainians and Chinese. (National Institute of Statistics of Portugal)
Other Languages Spoken:
Spanish, French and English are the foreign languages best known and utilised in business relations.
The language utilised depends on the age of your business contact. Typically, those under 40 will also speak English. Those over 40 tend to speak French. That being said, Spanish is gaining ground within the Portuguese business scene.
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National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Portugal is a republic based on a parliamentary democracy. The constitution establishes a 'semi-presidential' regime for the country.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy, OECD member.
High level of deficit and public debt since the economic crisis
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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To call Portugal, dial +351
17.2 per 100 Inhabitants
42.6 per 100 Inhabitants
64.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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