Programme: Lisbon 2018

About Portugal

About Portugal

Portugal is located in the south-west of Europe and has the oldest established borders in Europe. The country boasts 943 kilometers of coastline, not counting its archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira and Azores. It is known for the delicious cuisine, fine wines, pleasant weather and hospitable people.

Portugal has a population of about 10 million, living mostly in the coastal cities. While the whole country enjoys a temperate climate, the North is mountainous and luxuriously green, whereas the South is flatter and drier.

Portuguese is a language spoken by about 250 million people around the globe. It is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe, East Timor and the Macau Special Administrative Region of China.

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and one of the very few European coastal capitals. Known for its unique symbiosis between the new and the old, the modern and the traditional, the environment provided by Lisbon is extremely innovative and inspiring to people of all ages.


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