Portugal: General facts

Political system: parliamentary democracyCapital: LisbonTotal area: 92,090 square kilometresPopulation: nearly 11 millionMain language: PortugueseCurrency: euroSource: CIA/The World Factbook

Political system: parliamentary democracy
Capital: Lisbon
Total area: 92,090 square kilometres
Population: nearly 11 million
Main language: Portuguese
Currency: euro
Source: CIA/The World Factbook

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