Portugal

by Alex Fraker

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Portugal has many beautiful tourist attractions and resorts such as São Miguel (featured above), Algarve, Albufeira, Funchal, Lagos, and so on.

Portugal-Spain

Portugal was originally part of Spain. Portugal became rich and got it's independence from Spain.

Government and Economy

Portugal joined the European Union on January 1st, 1986 (it had no part in founding the EU), after its transition the currency went from being the Escudo to the Euro. Portugal is a democracy.

Geography

Portugal has two parts the mountain-covered northern region and the plains of the southern region, the are separated by the Tagus river. Portugal is mainly surrounded by water, with most of its rivers originating in Spain.

Location

Portugal is west of Spain and east of the Atlantic Ocean.

Interesting Facts

- Portuguese is spoken in several countries around the world.

- Over half of the world's cork is produced by Portugal.

- The first pirate code was invented by a Portuguese buccaneer.

Northeast Airlines

Hear at Northeast we offer vacations to countries around the world, we have our costumes rate their stay in a country on a scale of 1-10. Because Portugal has just received its millionth 10 out of 10 , we just had to make this flyer for all of our wonderful northeast costumers.