Expatriation and Immigration in Portugal

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Lisbon


Total Population: 10,632,069
Annual Growth Rate: 0.1%
Density: 116 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 57.6%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Lisbon (2,550,000); Porto (1,220,000); Vila Nova de Gaia (290,000); Amadora (170,000); Matosinhos (170,000).
Ethnic Origins: A mix of Celtic and Latin peoples, with African and Asian minorities.
Official Language: In Portugal, the national language is Portuguese.
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish, French and English are the foreign languages best known and used in business relations.
Business Language(s): According to the age of your contact: under 40 the Portuguese person will speak English. If your contact is over 40, he will probably speak French.
Spanish is gaining ground.
Religion: Catholics: 95%
Literacy Rate: 93.8%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Lisbon

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 92,120 km²
Type of State: Official name: the Portuguese Republic.
Portugal is a republic based on a parliamentary democracy. The constitution establishes a "semi-presidential" regime for the country.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
High level of deficit and public debt since the economic crisis
HDI*: 0.795/1
HDI (World Rank): 40/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Portugal, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Portugal, Dial +351
Internet Suffix: .pt
Computers: 17.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 38.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 41.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 66,673 78,195 89,975 71,648 75,277
Exports of Goods (million USD) 43,332 51,515 55,816 44,310 48,744
Imports of Services (million USD) 11,814 13,989 16,262 14,154 14,120
Exports of Services (million USD) 18,193 22,978 25,916 22,401 22,856

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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