Portugal is a developed country with a very high Human Development Index, the world's 23rd-highest quality-of-life and a strong healthcare system.
It is one of the world's most globalised and peaceful nations: a member of the European Union, the United Nations, a founding member of the Latin Union, the Organisation of Ibero-American States, OECD, NATO, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, the Eurozone and the Schengen Agreement.
In sum, Portugal has wonderful natural resources and other assets to offer, such as a strategic location, easy access to all European commodities, millennial history, culture, a temperate climate, a hospitable host community, low cost of living, quality medical care, a good value for money property market, and Portuguese gastronomy.
Portugal is mainly characterised by a warm temperate, Mediterranean climate with a distinct wet season in winter.
During the summer months, daytime maximum temperatures reach 25°C (78°F), 11 or 12 hours of sunshine can be expected, and there are as many as 29 dry days per month on average.
During the winter, Portugal experiences a similar temperature pattern to Spanish coastal towns, i.e. average daytime maxima of about 16°C (61°F) with an average 5-6 hours of sunshine per day. A gradual warming process takes place during the spring months, average daytime maximum temperatures reaching up to 22°C (72°F) by May. Daily sunshine hours increase to about 10 on average.
|Area:||92,212.0 sq km (2010)|
|Population (thousands):||10,514 (2014)|
|Working population (thousands):||5,182 (2014)|
|Population density (inhabit./sq km):||115.4 (2010)|
|Official designation:||Republic of Portugal|
|Capital:||Lisbon (2.8 million inhabit. - metropolitan area)|
|Main religion:||Roman Catholic|
|Currency:||EUR (in units of 100 cents)|
|EUR = 200.482 PTE (fixed parity 1/01/99)|
|EUR = 1.392 USD (average rate in 2011)|
|GDP at market prices:||165,107 million EUR (2012)|
|GDP per capita:||19,400 EUR (2011)|
The Cascais International School
St. George’s School
St. Julian’s School
American International School of Lisbon
Boa Ventura Montessori
International Preparatory School
St. Dominic’s International School
St. Peter’s School
Escola Alemã de Lisboa
St. James Primary School
The Oporto British School
Colégio Alemão do Porto
CLIP – Colégio Luso Internacional do Porto
Francais International de Porto
Hospital Santa Maria
Hospital São José
Hospital Cuf Descobertas
Hospital da Luz
Hospital dos Lusíadas
Hospital de Cascais
Hospital Amadora Sintra
British Hospital Lisbon XXI
Hospital São João
Hospital Santo António
Hospital Cuf Porto
Hospital Privado da Boavista
Hospital da Arrábida