Country Profile - Portugal

Name: The Portuguese Republic

Location: Western Europe

Time: IST (-) 5 1/2 hrs

Capital: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official, but locally used) and English.

Area: 92,345 sq kms

Population: 10,760,305 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 10 Jun (Day of Camoes)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Climate: The northwest has mild winters with high levels of rainfall and fairly short summers. The northeast has longer winters and hot summers. In the south, summers (March to October) are warm with very little rain except in early spring and autumn. High temperatures are moderated by a permanent breeze in Estoril (July to August).

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 25 Apr Freedom Day. 1 May Labour Day.10 Jun Portugal Day. 15 Aug Assumption. 5 Oct Republic Day. 25 Dec Christmas Day.

Airline Name: TAP Air Portugal (TP)

International Airports: Portela de Sacavem (Lisbon) (LIS), Faro (FAO) and Oporto Sa Carneiro (OPO)