Founded in 868 Portugal is located in Southwestern Europe, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east.

Portugal has a long sea tradition and from there sailors went out to found Brazil. The Portuguese language spread with the conquers and colonies Portugal had as is now the official language in Brazil, Guiné, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Angola, East Timor and São Tomé e Principe.

It's population is around 10 million inhabitants with capital in the city of Lisbon. Azores and Madeira are also Portuguese territory.

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