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O Ribatejo

Diário da Região

Vila Real
A Voz de Trás-os-Montes

Diário de Viseu

Country Information

Location:  Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain
Geographic Coordinates:   39 30 N, 8 00 W
Area:   92,090 sq km (land: 91,470 sq km water: 620 sq km)
Climate:  Maritime temperate; cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south
Languages:  Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official, but locally used)
Population:  10,813,834 (July 2014 est.)
Capital:  Lisbon
Religion:  Roman Catholic 81%, other Christian 3.3%, other (includes Jewish, Muslim, other) 0.6%, none 6.8%, unspecified 8.3%
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
Independence:  1143 (Kingdom of Portugal recognized); 5 October 1910 (republic proclaimed)

Source:  CIA Factbook