Portugal, Regions and Information
Portugal is situated on the Iberian Peninsula and is the western most country of Europe. It came into being as an independent state in the early 1100s, and became a democratic republic in 1976 and a member of the EU in 1986. Portugal enjoys one of the highest "quality of life" ratings, in the world. The capital is Lisbon and the most important tourist area is the Algarve, in the south of the country.

The country is split by the River Tagus. The northern area being mountainous inland, with plateaus and valleys to the coast, and the southern part being mainly rolling plains, with the Algarve having beautiful beaches and scenery, and enjoying the same climate as southern Spain. The islands of the Azores and Madeira are part of Portugal.

Please select a region of Portugal from the list on the left.

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