Travel Information for Portugal
Time zone:GMT 0 (Greenwich mean time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Portuguese Other languages:    Mirandese
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.ptInternational Dialling Code:    351

For help planning your trip to Portugal including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Portugal trip planning page.

Further information on Portugal

Discover more about Portugal - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of portugal

Total area: 92,391 sq km (440 sq km under water)

Coastline: 1,793 km (Atlantic Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): Spain (1,214km)

Highest mountain: Ponta do Pico (Pico or Pico Alto) on Ilha do Pico in the Azores (2,351m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Portugal from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 33/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 64/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 26/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 31/174
Overall Ranking:    21/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Portuguese Republic     Status: Independent Country

Population: 10,813,834 (rank: 79/196)     Density: 117 people/sq km (rank: 71/196)

Ethnic groups: homogeneous Mediterranean stock; citizens of black African descent who immigrated to mainland during decolonization number less than 100,000; since 1990 East Europeans have entered Portugal

Religions: Roman Catholic 84.5%, other Christian 2.2%, other 0.3%, unknown 9%, none 3.9% (2001 census)

GDP (PPP): $243.3 billion       GDP per capita: $22,900 (rank: 47/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.