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Portugal

BACKGROUND

Information: A country.

Portugal is one of the oldest states in Europe.

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira.

Portugal is the oldest state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times. It is a developed country with a high-income advanced economy and high living standards.

Portugal was one of only five European countries to remain neutral in World War II.

Language: Predominantly Portuguese

Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic


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