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Atlas Portugal

Country (long form)
Portuguese Republic
Capital
Lisbon
Total Area
35,672.36 sq mi
92,391.00 sq km
Population
10,048,232 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
9,044,292
Languages
Portuguese
Literacy
87.4% total, N/A% male, N/A% female
Religions
Roman Catholic 94%, Protestant (1995)
Life Expectancy
72.24 male, 79.49 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
parliamentary democracy
Currency
1 Portuguese escudo (Esc) = 100 centavos
GDP (per capita)
$15,300 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
services 60%, industry 30%, agriculture 10% (1999 est.)
Industry
textiles and footwear; wood pulp, paper, and cork; metalworking; oil refining; chemicals; fish canning; wine; tourism
Agriculture
grain, potatoes, olives, grapes; sheep, cattle, goats, poultry, beef, dairy products
Arable Land
26%
Exports
clothing and footwear, machinery, chemicals, cork and paper products, hides
Imports
machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, petroleum, textiles, agricultural products
Natural Resources
fish, forests (cork), tungsten, iron ore, uranium ore, marble, arable land, hydro power
Current Environmental Issues
oil erosion; air pollution caused by industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution, especially in coastal areas
Telephones (main lines in use)
3.724 million (1996)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
887,216 (1999)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
20 (1999)