Key Facts and Figures

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Formal Name Portuguese Republic, (Republica Portuguesa)
Capital Lisbon
Main Cities Lisbon, Oporto, Amadora, Setubal, Coimbra, Braga
Official Language Portuguese, Mirandese (official, but locally used)
Currency Euro (€). 1 Euro = 100 cents
Dialling Code +351
Emergency numbers 112
Time Zone UTC
Daylight Savings Time +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 220-240V
Government Republic; parliamentary democracy
Population 10,760,305 (July 2011 est.)
Climate Maritime temperate; cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south
Land Surface 91,470 Km2
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