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Portugal Being There

Portugal Being There by Travel Information Europe

You are on vacation in Portugal. Delicious! Do you have suitable clothes with you and which plugs can you use? Here you will find practical information on site.

Facts and numbers

Official name

  • Portuguese Republic / República Portuguesa


  • Portuguese (m), Portuguese (f)

State form

  • Republic
  • Portugal is divided into 18 districts and 2 overseas autonomous regions.

Overseas Territories

  • In the Atlantic Ocean: Madeira, the Azores.
  • The Portuguese overseas regions are part of the European Union, the Eurozone and the Schengen Area.

Capital city

  • Lisbon / Lisboa

European Union

  • Portugal has been a member of the European Union since 1986.


  • Portuguese


  • 2019: 10 million


  • 92,072 km² 

Income per inhabitant per year

  • 2018: $ 28,400 (NL: $ 50,200)

Average life expectancy

  • 2018: 81.9 years (NL: 82.1 years)


  • Euro (EUR)

Country code license plate

  • P.


  • Health care in Portugal is of good quality. Many doctors speak English and there is an English hospital in Lisbon.
  • Travelers are advised to take out good travel insurance. Please note that cash payment may be required for the provision of medical care.
  • In case of hospitalization or when specialist medical care is required, travelers should contact their insurance company directly.

School holidays


Summer vacation
03-06-2020 – 14-09-2020

Christmas vacation
21-12-2020 – 31-12-2021

Winter vacation
15-02-2021 – 17-02-2021

Spring vacation
25-03-2021 – 05-04-2021

Summer vacation
10-06-2021 – 1-09-2021

  • The dates indicate the first and last day of the staggered holiday periods.



  • 230 volts

Adapter plug

  • Outlets have two round holes and can be grounded or ungrounded.
  • You do not need an adapter or world plug.