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Countries : Portugal:    


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   Capital   
Lisbon
  
   Population   
10,566,212 (July 2005 est.)
  
   Languages   
Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official - but locally used)
  
   Independence   
5 October 1910
   Location   
Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain
  
   Area   
total: 92,391 sq km land: 91,951 sq km water: 440 sq km note: includes Azores and Madeira Islands
  
   Land boundaries   
total: 1,214 km border countries: Spain 1,214 km
  
   Climate   
maritime temperate; cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south


  
   Natural resources   
fish, forests (cork), iron ore, copper, zinc, tin, tungsten, silver, gold, uranium, marble, clay, gypsum, salt, arable land, hydropower
  
   Geography - note   
Azores and Madeira Islands occupy strategic locations along western sea approaches to Strait of Gibraltar
  
   Government type   
parliamentary democracy
  
   Currency - Currency code   
euro (EUR)

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   Internet country code:   
.pt
  
   Internet users:   
3.6 million (2002)

   Weather   
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