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Portugal

Portugal Background Stats

National tree:

Cork oak

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 2013
First human settlement > Date 24,500 BP 2014
First human settlement > Notes Possible Neanderthal/Cro-Magnon hybrid, the Lapedo child . 2014
First human settlement > Place Abrigo do Lagar Velho 2014
Full name Portuguese Republic 2013
Independence day date December 1 1640
Land border length 1,214 km 2014 116th out of 200
National anthems A Portuguesa ( The Portuguese ) 2011
National identity card As of 2006 the government has issued the Cart\u00e3o de Cidad\u00e3o (Citizen Card). The older Bilhete de identidade which has been compulsory at 10, is still in limited use. 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Morocco (M) Spain 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 2 2014 111th out of 171
Overview

Portugal, a country with a rich history of seafaring and discovery, looks out from the Iberian peninsula into the Atlantic Ocean.

When it handed over its last overseas territory, Macau, to Chinese administration in 1999, it brought to an end a long and sometimes turbulent era as a colonial power.

The roots of that era stretch back to the 15th century when Portuguese explorers such as Vasco da Gama put to sea in search of a passage to India. By the 16th century these sailors had helped build a huge empire embracing Brazil as well as swathes of Africa and Asia. There are still some 200 million Portuguese speakers around the world today.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Portugal Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Portugal/Background

Portugal Background Profiles (Subcategories)

First human settlement 3