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Transcript of Portugal
Five Fun Facts about Portugal:
Half of the "New World", once belonged to Portugal
Portugal is the oldest European country (1139)
Portugal has the longest bridge in Europe (Vasco da Gama Bridge - 10.5 miles long)
Portuguese is spoken in 9 countries, by over 236 million people
Portugal is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe (University of Coimbra - 1290
Human Environment Interaction
Portugal is one of Europe's lead paper producers, therefore there is a lot of deforestation
Mining is a major income for Portugal; some inactive mines may start leaking acid and chemicals and some bodies of water may look like this
Despite deforestation and acid and chemical leaks, Portugal has become a country who is focused on reducing environmental and economic impacts by enacting laws concerning the banning of cars in city centers, the purchasing of local products, and using more sustainable energy
Portugal is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula
The westernmost country of mainland Europe
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south, and by Spain to the north and east
Portugal is a unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic. This means that all of the rules are made by the government and the country is led by a president and another leader in power.
Type of Government
As of 2011, the population of Lisbon is 547,631.
The city is 33 square miles in size
Lisbon has urban and metropolitan areas both extending beyond the city's limit
Together, the Urban and Metropolitan areas of Lisbon contain a population of over 6 million
The official name of Lisbon is, "Concelho de Lisboa", which translates to "Municipality of Lisbon".
Costa de Prata (Silver Coast)
is the coast of central Portugal that spans all the way from Porto to Lisbon.
Acores (Azores islands)
are made up of nine volcanic islands and are located in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Vale do Lobo
- is a golf resort situated in South Portugal. It is made up of two courses, the Royal and the Ocean. It hosted the Portuguese Open in 2002 and 2003.
The Top Five Imports of Portugal are:
Machinery (not already assembled)
The Top Five Exports of Portugal are:
Clothing and footwear