Portugal
 

Portugal is a country located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is bordered by Spain to the east and north, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal.

Here are some key facts about Portugal:

Language: The official language is Portuguese. It is spoken by the majority of the population.

History: Portugal has a rich history, including being one of the world’s oldest nation-states. It was a prominent maritime power during the Age of Discovery, with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan originating from Portugal.

Culture: Portuguese culture is influenced by a mix of Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Latin cultures. Fado music is a traditional genre that originated in Portugal and is recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Tourism: Portugal is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful coastline, historic cities, and rich cultural heritage. Some famous tourist spots include Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve region, Sintra, and Madeira Island.

Cuisine: Portuguese cuisine is diverse and flavorful. Some traditional dishes include bacalhau (salted codfish), pasteis de nata (custard tarts), and grilled sardines. Port wine, produced in the Douro Valley, is a renowned Portuguese wine.

Football: Football (soccer) is hugely popular in Portugal. The national football team, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, has achieved significant success, including winning the UEFA European Championship in 2016.

Economy: Portugal has a mixed economy, with industries such as textiles, tourism, wine production, cork, and automotive manufacturing. It is a member of the European Union and the Eurozone.

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