Portugal is a beautiful country and it's capital is Lisbon. According to the world peace index 2013, Portugal is the 18th most peaceful country in the world. It is crossed by a large river which is called Tagus that rises in Spain and flows out into the Atlantic ocean . The Tagus River divides the country into 2 sides the north and south. Portugal is located on the west side of the lberian peninsula, next to Spain, which is on the east side. It's total size is 92,391 square km which makes it slightly smaller than Indiana in the United States. It's shaped roughly as a rectangule. Portugal's Atlantic coastline is 837 km long. When you think about it, Portugal is not that big.


Portugal has a climate of hot summers, and wet winters, affected by the Atlantic. Summer in Portugal is sunny and mostry dry , but not extremely hot. Average temperature is between 18°c in the mountainous area and 20°c in the plains. Late summer is the best option to visit Portugal especially the southern resorts. Autumn and spring,( April to October) are by far the best seasons in Portugal. Thousands of tourists come and visit at this time. Winter in Portugal is very mild, average temperature is 13° c ( 56° F) . The wet season runs from Novemer to March mainly in the northern, mountianious and central areas. There is a minimum amount of snow in the northern areas but its not heavy.


Portugal emerged as a country in 1143. However the independent nation didn't happen until 1385. Human beings have lived in Portugal since about 30,000 BC when the world was in the grip of an ice age. The first Portuguese were hunters and farmers. They gathered plants for food. They also wore leather clothes and they made stone tools. Farming was introduced to Portugal in 5,000 BC, Bronze was also introduced in about 2,000 BC. In the early 700s muslims from north Africa were called Moors and at the time took control of half of the peninsula. But many Christians fourght back against muslim rule. By the mid-1200s the chistians forced the muslims out of the lberian peninsula.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro, known as Cristiano Ronaldo is an international champion soccer player. He plays for Spanish cup Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. Cristiano was born in February 5, 1985 , Santo Antonio, Portugal. His salary is a whopping 17 million € (2014). He also has a child named Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.

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