Portugal lies in the southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is the westernmost nation that is situated in the mainland Europe. On its east and north, Portugal is surrounded by Spain and on its west it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
It is a high Human Development Index and it is also the fourteenth most peaceful nation in the world. Even though the Gross domestic product or GDP of Portugal is not high, it is ranked 19th nation in the world with a high quality of life.
The people in Portugal are mostly Roman Catholics, with more than 80% of the population following Roman Catholicism. The language that is spoken in the country is Portuguese.
In fact, Portugal has one single religion (Catholicism) and it also has one single language. Of course, foreign languages are also spoken by some of the population.
The automobile industry, the software industry and the service industry are important for the country’s economy. Fishing is considered to be an important activity in the country.
Portugal is also a popular tourist destination and in the year 2006, it attracted 12.8 million tourists from all around the world. In fact, the tourism industry of Portugal accounts for 5% of its GDP.