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Portugal

Portugal is located at the southwestern tip of Europe, bordering Spain in the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the west and south. It has a land area of 91,640 square kilometers (35,400 square miles), including the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, and a population of 10.3 million inhabitants, with 10 million of them, according to 2001 census data, of Portuguese nationality. The climate is maritime temperate, cooler and rainier in the more mountainous north and warmer and drier in the southern plains. The capital is Lisbon, located by the estuary of the Tagus River, with a population of 564,000 inhabitants, although close to 1.8 million live in the greater metropolitan area. Portuguese—a Romance, Italic, Indo-European language—is spoken by all nationals; other languages are spoken by very small minorities of the population. According to the 2002 European Social Survey, close to 90 percent of the population belonged to a religious...

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