By Diego Cortez, Pablo Hernandez, & Daniela Mendiola
Period 6

Capital City


Physical Map

Political Map

Average Age (2014):35-39 years

Life expectancy (2014): 80 years

Population Pyramid

Belem Tower

This tower is located in the capital city of Lisbon and is the city's most famous construction. This tower was built in 1515 on a small island off the river bank.

Dom Luis I Bridge

The Dom Luís I Bridge is a metal arch bridge that spans the Douro River between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal.

Porto, Portugal

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, and this is a picture of it during the nighttime.

Brief History

1807- French army invaded Portugal

1811- French army is driven out of Portugal

1826- King Joao IV dies

1838- a new constitution was established

1986- Portugal joined the EU

2006-Anibal Cavaco Silva became president


Portugal has a warm temperate mediterranean climate and has a wet season in winter.

Most of the country of Portugal is in the humid zone of the Iberian peninsula.

The annual rainfall in Portugal averages to up to more than 40 inches.

Summer temperatures near sea level may average up to 76 °F.

Winter temperatures average 37 to 40 °F.

Portugal has a total area of 92 090 km squared.

The Azores

Consisting of nine islands, there are flights to the islands and ferry boats between the islands. This is a popular tourist destination.

The Azores, Portugal

Rio Tejo

The river Rio Tejo runs east to west from Spain to the Atlantic. This river bisects the country and meets the sea in the capital city of Lisbon.

Rio Tejo on the map of Portugal

Coast of Caparica

This coast is near Lisbon and it's best known for having high sand dunes.

Coast of Caparica on a map

Politics of Today

Portugal is a republic and is a parliamentary democracy.

The national holiday is Portugal Day, which takes place on June 10th, which is also the day that Luis de Camoes died.

The president of Portugal as of March 9, 2006, is Anibal Cavaco Silva.

The prime minister of Portugal as of June 21, 2011, is Pedro Passos Coelho.

The Council of Ministers is appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister.

Portugal became part of the European Union in 1986 and adopted the Euro on January 1, 1999.

President of Portugal
Prime minister of Portugal


The GDP per capita was last recorded at 17766.67 US dollars in 2013.

The GDP per Capita in Portugal is equivalent to 141 percent of the world's average.

The unemployment rate in Portugal is 14%.

Portugal adopted the Euro on January 1, 1999.

Portugal mainly imports crude petroleum, vehicle parts, packaged medicament, cars, and petroleum gas.

Portugal mainly exports refined petroleum, cars, vehicle parts, leather footwear, and uncoated paper.

Portugal's major trade partners are Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and China.

Cultural Traditions

A very big holiday celebrated in Portugal is Shrove Tuesday, which takes place on the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It's also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

A famous musician who is known to live in Portugal is Amalia Rodrigues. Her music genre was fado.

People in Portugal eat a wide variety of foods.

An example of one of the dishes people in Portugal eat is caldo verde, which is a potato and kale soup flavored with a spicy sausage.

Another big food in Portugal is pork.

Traditional Caldo V


Education in Portugal is much like it is in the U.S.

Education in Portugal is free for children until the age of 18.

After the age of 19, education has to be paid for.

Portugal also has many private schools for different levels of education.

Portugal is also well-known for their international programs and schools available throughout the entire country.

Public elementary school in Portugal


Football is the most popular sport in Portugal. Portugal is very well-known for their national football (soccer) team. Portugal is responsible for many talented world-known football players. The captain of the soccer team is Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal has never won a world cup, but has come in third place in 1966 and in fourth place in 2006.

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