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Palácio de Monserrate, Sintra - Portugal - Photo by Rui Almeida - CC-BY

 

Population mid-2000 .............................................10,048,000
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 11,010
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 109.5
Unemployment.....................................................................5%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... .1
Labor force (%) ....... .5

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Portugal Mafra Malveira - Photo by Fr Antunes - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................120,727 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................37
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 75
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 6
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 82
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 9

 

 

Go to Portugal Capital City Lisbon City Profile - To Portugal History 

Background Note: Portugal  __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3208.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Portugal __ A detailed look at Portugal including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other items. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/po.html 

Colleges and Universities - Portugal __ A list of schools with direct contact links. - From Christina DeMello - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/pt.html

Country Profile: Portugal __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "For almost half of the 20th century Portugal was a dictatorship in which for decades Antonio de Oliveira Salazar was the key figure. The dictatorship's stubborn refusal to relinquish its grip on the former colonies as demands for independence gained momentum there resulted in expensive wars in Africa." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/994099.stm
 
Doing Business in Portugal __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=155

Economy of Portugal __ "The economy of Portugal is a capitalist economy. The Global Competitiveness Report for 2005, published by the World Economic Forum, places Portugal on the 22nd position, ahead of countries like Spain, Ireland, France, Belgium and Hong Kong" An encyclopedic article with links to additional material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Portugal 

Ethnologue report for Portugal __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Portugal. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Portugal

 

Maps Of Portugal __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Portugal.html 
 
Portugal __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/portugal/

Portugal __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/portugal.html

Portugal __ Good overview of Portugal including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107895.html
 
Portugal __ "Portugal is one of the most inexpensive and fascinating destinations in Europe. It has a rich seafaring past, superb beach resorts, wistful towns and cities, and a landscape wreathed in olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. Four decades of dictatorship sidelined the country from modern progress and Europe's power centres, but like its neighbour, Spain, it has spent much of the last 20 years trying to move in from the periphery, forging new ties with the rest of Europe, restructuring its economy, and struggling to maintain what is best in its national culture despite the sudden onslaught of international influences." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/portugal/

Portugal Economy, Economy Of Portugal, Portugal Economy Overview ... __ You will find an overview of the economy of the Portugal broken down by sector and social indicators. - From economywatch.com - http://www.economywatch.com/world_economy/portugal/index.html 

Portugal - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Portugal Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." all that and more too. - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/portugal_geography.html

Portugal: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blportugal.htm
 
PORTUGAL Info - Travel Guide __ All you need to know to plan a business trip or great vacation. You will also find a lot of good general cultural information. - illustrated - From Portugal-Info.net - http://portugal-info.net/

Portugal map and information page __ You will find an atlas style page with maps of Portugal and links leading to much additional information, photos of Portugal, history, geography, climate, imports and exports and much more. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/pt.htm

The Portugal News __ Online weekly English language newspaper. - illustrated - From Portugal News - http://www.the-news.net/
 
Portugal Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Portugal. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Portugal/

Portugal Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Portugal as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Portugal and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/portugal

Portugal pictures, Portugal images __ "Here you will find a treasure of information with regard to the pictures of Portugal as well as a wealth of information on the subject of Portugal images and photos." - illustrated - From infohub.com - http://www.infohub.com/pictures/images_portugal_215.html 

Portugal -- Primary Documents __ Online source for important documents relating to Portuguese history beginning in the Middle Ages through current. - From BYU - http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/portugal.html

Portugal Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/portugal/ 


 

 

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