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Area : 92,345 sq km (35,655 sq miles)
Population : 10,407,000 (official estimate 2002)
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Geography :

Portugal has occupied the southwest part of the Iberian Peninsula and shares borders in the north and the east with Spain, while to the south and west lies the Atlantic Ocean.

Government :

Republic since 1910.

Head of State :

President Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio since 1996.

Head of Government : Prime Minister Pedro Santana Lopes since 2004.
Language :

Portuguese. English is widely spoken within the business community.

Religion : Roman Catholic
Time : GMT (GMT + 1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Electricity : 230 volts AC, 50Hz. 110 volts in some areas and 230 DC in parts of the south. Continental two-pin plugs are in use.
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