Portugal was a world power in 15th and 16th century but was reduced to rubbles during an earthquake in 1755, Napoleon’s Invasion and Brazil’s Independence. Sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Spain and bordering the Atlantic Ocean by both west and south coast it is popular for its long and varied coastline, sunny climate and the charming towns make it a traveler’s paradise. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal.
The best thing about Portugal is that despite being a part of modern Europe one can still find the rural dwellings which have stood by time and has preserved its traditions. While modern architectural marvels like high-rise resorts dot the coast in the Southern province of the Algarve, Lisbon on the west coast, on the other hand, is a crowded city home to many fine tourist resorts.
Population & Languages
The population of Portugal is roughly 10.6 million and the official language being spoken is Portuguese. Mirandese is also second officially language spoken in some parts of Portugal.
It is located in Southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It shares the Iberian Peninsula with Spain in north and east and borders the Atlantic Ocean by both west and south coast.
The climate of Portugal can be classified into two. It is oceanic in the north and Mediterranean in the south. It is also one of the warmest countries of Europe. The average temperatures in the mainland are 13°C (55°F) in the north and 18°C (64°F) in the south. Summers are hot and dry. Winters are cold and wet. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Portugal.
Migrating to Portugal becomes possible and easier these days. If the candidate wishes to Invest in Portugal and obtain a residency, he may apply for the Residence Permit for Investment Activity, known as the Portugal Golden Visa. Applicants dependents can be included in the application.