Portugal Economy

Portugal Economy

Subchapters: Basic data Public finances and the state budget Banking system Tax system Basic data In 2021, GDP grew by 4.9%, which was the best result since 1990. This happened after the largest ever economic contraction of 8.4% in 2020, which was a result of the adverse effects of the covid-19 pandemic on economic activity. […]

Portugal Visa

Portugal Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping

VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Portugal Portugal is part of the Schengen area and upon receipt of a Portuguese visa, you can freely visit all 15 countries that have signed the agreement. To apply for a visa at the Embassy of Portugal, you must submit the following documents: – a passport with a validity […]

History in Portugal

History in Portugal

The territory of Portugal has been inhabited since the Paleolithic era. In the Bronze Age, metallurgical production was developed in the north of the country, the products of which were exported outside the country. Over the following centuries, Greeks, Romans and immigrants from North Africa settled in this territory. In 713-718. Portuguese territory was conquered […]

Portugal Resorts

Portugal Resorts and Attractions

Portugal is a state in Europe in the southwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula. Shared borders with Spain. Capital Lisbon. Currency – euro. The population is 10.5 million people. The vast majority of the population is Catholic. The official language is Portuguese. English and Spanish are also used. The difference with Moscow time is 3 […]

Transportation of Portugal

How to Get Around Portugal

Transportation Traveling by plane According to top-medical-schools, TAP Air Portugal (TP) flies to Lisbon, Faro, Porto Santo, Oporto, Funchal on Madeira and the Azores. The airline SATA (Sociedade Açoriana de Transportes Aereos) (SP) (www.sata.pt) connects the individual Azores islands with each other and with mainland Portugal and other European and non-European cities. Traveling by car/bus […]

Portugal Between 1999 and 2005

Portugal Between 1999 and 2005

Despite joining the European Monetary Union, at the beginning of the new century, Portugal had not managed to significantly reduce the distance from the more developed European states. This goal, which in 1999 had been announced by the socialist government as a priority for the country, appeared in 2006, even after the experience of a […]

Portugal Between 1926 and 1937

Portugal Between 1926 and 1937

The secular domination of a monarchy scarcely thoughtful of the interest and education of the country, had favored selfishness and carelessness, political struggles almost always based on rivalry, the pronouncements of supernumerary officers and soldiers discontented with advancement or of the pay, the camarillas that from Lisbon they knew how to constantly “work” the elections to secure the necessary […]

Portugal Armed Forces

Portugal Armed Forces

Army. – The land armed forces of Portugal consist of the Metropolitan Army and the Colonial Army. For Portugal military, please check militarynous.com. The metropolitan army has the following tasks: to garrison the territories of the continent and the adjacent islands (Azores and Madeira); to attend to the education and mobilization of the country army; to […]

Portugal Architecture and Literature

Portugal Architecture and Literature

Architecture. – The high quality of Portuguese architecture after the revolution is also reflected in the most recent production: the severe economic recession that brought the country to the brink of bankruptcy in 2011 greatly reduced job opportunities, but did not prevent the construction of high quality architecture, often included in the strategic plans drawn […]

Portugal Architecture

Portugal Architecture and Archaeology

Architecture. – Even from the point of view of the history of architecture, that of 1974 can be considered a significant date, which separates two very different periods, even if the style of the Portuguese architects followed more closely the general movements of world architecture than internal events of Portugal. This is the case of […]

Portugal During World War II

Portugal During World War II

At the beginning of the war Portugal declared its neutrality. It could be maintained, on the one hand, due to the convergence towards this objective, both of the caution of England (which did not suit complications in the Iberian Peninsula), and of the Germanic presumption of being able – if necessary – to occupy Portugal […]

Lisbon, Portugal History

Lisbon, Portugal History

Lisbon is located in the west of Portugal, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, on the right bank (to the north) of the estuary of the Tagus River. The city occupies an area of 84.8 km². The city limits, contrary to what usually happens in large cities, are well defined within the limits of the historical […]

Portugal Country and People

Portugal Geography

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY The Portuguese territory has attracted man since the most remote times. Only with the Lusitanians, probably derived from an Iberian group settled in the mountainous areas of Beira and who, coming from NE, invaded the country in the first millennium BC. C., however, there was a first cultural homogenization of the country (not […]

Portugal Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Portugal’s nature Because the Iberian Peninsula is separated from the rest of Europe by the mountains of the Pyrenees, species could develop there that do not exist in the rest of Europe. This applies to both animals and plants. In addition, some species were able to enter from Africa via the Strait […]