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Portugal, a country with a rich history of seafaring and discovery, looks out from the Iberian Peninsula onto the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal's history has had a lasting impact on the culture of the country.
ð In 1908, the king and crown prince were assassinated, and in 1910, after an uprising by military officers, Portugal was declared a republic.
Language and Religion
Music / Literature
Fado, the Portuguese music genre which is seen as representing the national soul, celebrated by singers such as Amália, Carlos do Carmo, Ana Moura or Mariza. Fernando Pessoa Regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century.
José Saramago won the Nobel prize in literature in 1998 securing his place as one of the best writers in the world. His books often offer sharp criticisms on society and religion His writing style includes an original form of punctuation, in a prose that emphasizes morality, almost seeming like someone is constantly speaking to the reader.
Germany is more than one could have ever imagined. The country has something for everyone.Germany lies to the north of the North Sea, Denmark and the Baltic sea, to the east of Poland and the Czech republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland and to the west of France, Belgium and Netherlands. Germany comprises of 16 states and covers an area of 357,050 square kilometers. Berlin, the largest city is the capital of Germany. Berlin is the political and cultural hub of Germany; it is also a perfect mirror to the vast history of this country.
ð Population is 81,305,856
ð % arable land: 33.25%
ð Agriculture: milk, pork, beef, poultry, cereals, potatoes, wheat, barley, cabbages, and sugar beets.
ð Germany’s reputation as an important musical nation is still based on names like Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel and Richard Strauss.
The Kingdom of Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. By the 16th century Sweden had evolved into a strongly centralized nation, with Stockholm as its capital. During the 17th century the country was one of the great powers in Europe.
Since 1812 Sweden's borders have been unchanged and Sweden has not participated in any war in almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both World Wars.
Despite its small population and large area, Sweden is a technologically advanced country with good infrastructure, including an efficient transportation and communications system.
ð Population is 9.6 million
ð Agriculture: barley, wheat, sugar beets; meat, milk
ð Language: Swedish (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
ð Religion: Lutheran 87%, other (Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, or Buddhist) 13%
ð Musicians: Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Authors: Stieg Larsson.