Portugal formally Portuguese Republic has Republic, Parliamentary Democracy. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, this southwestern European country shares its land boundary only with Spain in the north and east and its coastal boundary is with the Atlantic Ocean in the south and the west. Besides, the mainland Portugal, the country has its overseas territory over the archipelagos of Madeira and Azores in the Atlantic Ocean. Portuguese covers a total area of 92,090 sq. km. including the islands of Azores and Madeira and has a world ranking of hundred and eleventh largest country. It has 1793 km long coastline and its land boundary with Spain is 1214 km long.
The geographical coordinates of Portugal are 39 30N and 8 00W. The country has mountainous terrain in the north and plains in the south. The climate of the country is predominantly maritime temperate. Lisbon the capital city of the country is also its largest and a global city. It is the financial, commercial, cultural and tourism center of the country. Portugal itself is one of the twenty most visited countries of the world.
Last Updated : June 25, 2014