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According to topschoolsintheusa.com, Portugal is a country located in southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. It shares its border with Spain to the east and north and has an Atlantic coastline to the south and west. The country is divided into mainland Portugal and two autonomous regions, the Azores and Madeira Islands. The mainland of Portugal has a diverse geography with mountains, rolling plains, plateaus, valleys and coastal plains. The highest mountain range is Serra da Estrela in the northeast region of Portugal which reaches an elevation of 1,993 meters (6,539 feet). The educational system in Portugal consists of both public and private institutions. Primary education is free for all children aged 6-15 while secondary education requires payment of tuition fees. Higher education can be pursued at universities run by either public or private entities providing degrees in a variety of fields such as engineering, medicine, law, business administration and more. Additionally, there are several vocational schools offering specialized training in areas such as hospitality management and computer programming. The government provides scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need as well as grants for students pursuing postgraduate studies or research activities abroad. Additionally, there are several international schools that offer quality education in English or other foreign languages to both local students and expatriates living in Portugal. The adult education system also comprises a range of public and private institutions offering courses for professional development as well as literacy classes for adults who wish to improve their job prospects or pursue higher education opportunities. See top-engineering-schools for Portugal Population and Geography.

Portugal Modern History

Portugal is a country located in Southern Europe. With the capital city of Lisbon, Portugal has a population of 10,196,720 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. The fascist-inspired regime under the dictator António de Oliveira Salazar and his successor Marcello Caetano held power in Portugal from the late 1920s to 1974. It ruled with… Read More »

Portugal Healthcare and Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required yellow fever 1 Eat Drink malaria no – typhus no – cholera no Overview The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. EHIC… Read More »

Portugal General Information

Capital, major cities: Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Braga, Evora, Faro, Guimaraes. Beach holiday Portugal has a rich historical heritage, very educated, friendly and simple people, excellent wines and cuisine (both sea and meat), excellent hotels with first-class service, low crime, a warm temperate climate and a variety of types of recreation offered. Beachgoers, history buffs, scuba… Read More »

Portugal Demographics in the 1960’s

After losing the territory of Goa and its dependencies, annexed to India in 1961, during the years 1974-75 his African empire collapsed, since the overseas provinces of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea, Cape Verde, São Tomé e Principe and Cabinda have become independent states. Self-determination is also foreseen for Macao, while Timor was annexed by Indonesia in… Read More »

Portugal Theater

(República Portuguesa). South-western European state located in the Iberian Peninsula (92,152 km²). Capital: Lisbon. Administrative division: districts (18). Population: 10,276,617 (2018 estimate). Language: Portuguese (official). Religion: Catholics 68.8%, atheists 5.8%, Protestants 0.7%, Orthodox 0.5%, Muslims 0.2%, other Christians 1.5%, others 22.4%. Monetary unit: euro (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.847 (41st place). Borders: Spain (N… Read More »