Portugal

location:

Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain

Climate:

maritime temperate; cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south

Languages:

Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official - but locally used)

Terrain

mountainous north of the Tagus River, rolling plains in south

Azores and Madeira Islands occupy strategic locations along western sea approaches to Strait of Gibraltar

Population

10,707,924 (July 2009 est.)

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