Portugal, located on the Iberian peninsula, is home to over 10.5 million people.
Portuguese is spoken throughout the country, although you may find English spoken in some tourist centers. Some business is conducted in French.
Although there is no official religion in Portugal, approxiamately 97% of citizens are Roman Catholic. Religious freedom is constitutionally guaranteed and there are small numbers of followers of many other religions.
The Portuguese government is a democratic republic.
The currency used in Portugal is the Euro.