Portugal, one of the developed capitalist countries, is a member of the Schengen countries, also a founding member of the euro. Portugal is ideally located in the southwest end of the Iberian Peninsula in Europe, adjacent to Atlantic Ocean in the west and south, and bordering with Spain in the north and east, with a massive coastline of more than 840 km. In the modern history of Western world, Portugal is one of the key birthplaces of European history and culture. In the 16th century, it had become a colonial empire together with Spain and made a significant influence on the world pattern. Imagine living in a country where you can find a huge diversity of landscapes and environments in a small area: sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, golden plains and mountain, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities and a millennial heritage. Here you can practice water sports, play golf on the best courses in the world, contemplate nature, experience the most novel well-being treatments, or just get out into the country and discover.
Common Language: Portuguese & English
Land area: about 92,000 square kilometers
Population: About 11 million
Average temperature: 7 ~ 11 °C in Jan; 20 ~ 26 °C in July
Sino-Portuguese relations: establishment of diplomatic relations on February 8, 1979
With its mild climate, lots of sunshine, top ranking of Negative oxygen ions in the air, Portugal is the perfect paradise all year round and very suitable for living. Did you know that the number of hours of sunshine per year reaches values as high as 3300 in the south of the country and 1600 in the north, some of the highest in Europe?
Portugal has an excellent geographical location. At the meeting point between three continents – Europe, Africa and America, it has always been central to the most important international routes. Here you can find international airports all over the country – Lisbon, Faro and Porto have regular connections to major cities in the world. It takes just a few hours from any of the other European capitals to Portugal.
With almost nine centuries of well defined geographical borders, a democratic parliamentary regime with political stability prevails in Portugal.