Around Portugal !

By: Abby Lyons and Rachel Law

General Facts !

The govrnment types are presidental and republic. The population is 10.8 million people. The capital of Portugal is Lisbon. 10 interesting places to visit in Portugal are Lisbon,Algarve,Sintra,Porto,Loimbra,Funchal Madeia,Evora,Obidos,Vila Franca de campo Azores, and Guimaraes. Portugal is only borderd by one country, Spain. Portugals highest peack is Pico Mountian ( montanah do pico ). Natural resources are fish, forest, cork, iron ore, copper, zinc, tin, tungsten, silver, gold, uranuim, clay, gypsum, salt, arable land, and hydropower. Main products of portugal are agricultural products, food products, wine, oil products, chemical products, plastics and rubber, hides, leather, wood and cork, wood pulp and paper, textile materials, clothing, footwear, machinery and tools, base metals.

The official name of Portugal is Poruguese. In the European mainlands Portugal is the most towards the west. Over the years Portugals empire has slowly broken up, with Brazil gaining independence after the revolution in the 1910 and the african colionies of Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Timor- Leste, ect.

Porugal emerged as a country in 1143. The true test of an independent nation didnt happen till 1385. A all revolution deposted the monarchy with the assassination of king Manuel and his son. In 1974 a left wing millitary coup installed broad demercatic reforms, witch had the oppisite effect.

Sources Used:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/europe/portugal/flag.shtml

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/pt.htm