Ten fun facts about Portugal


Fact 1:
The capital city of Portugal is Lisbon.

Fact 2:
The country of Portugal was founded in 1152.

Fact 3:
The Portuguese slave trade was outlawed in 1850.

Fact 4:
The religion of Portugal is 94% Roman Catholic.

Fact 5:
Portugal is most famous for its Port Wine, Azulejoc and Salted Cod.

Fact 6:
The dialling code for Portugal is (00) 351.

Fact 7:
Portugal has been part of the EU for almost 20 years.

Fact 8:
Famous Portuguese poets include Luis de Camoes and Fernando Pessoa.

Fact 9:
The month of June holds festivities dedicated to three saints known as Santos Populares.

Fact 10:
Each region of Portugal has its own traditional dishes made from meat and seafood.



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Is a country located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.


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Population
10,477,800

Sources
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