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Portugal Shayden Johnson Population: 10,530,000 Area: 91,985 km2 Capital: Lisbon Location:38n and 8w.

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1 Portugal Shayden Johnson Population: 10,530,000 Area: 91,985 km2 Capital: Lisbon Location:38n and 8w

2 Geography Portugal is a relatively hot country with very little precipitation and very high humidity. Portugal has a mountainous terrain With lots of grass lands with two main Rivers called the Tagus River and the Rio Gaidana River..

3 Geography 2 Man Made Features of Portugal -A 300 foot statue of Jesus Christ located on the top of a mountain. was made of limestone. This statue was built to represent Christianity in 1800s which is located in Lisbon. -The Tower of Belem an ancient tower built along the ocean. -The Igreja De Nossa Senhora Do Castelo a large palace. -Neo-Manueline museum built in Dolma Da Herdade Do Barrocal an old medieval windmill.

4 Archaeology A secret Jewish tablet dating around 390 C.E. The Piri Ries map dating about 6000 thousand years ago showing the coast of Brazil.

5 History 15 th century- The nomad cattle herders settled down and built villages called Motillas meaning (fortifications in the top of man made hills). 12 th century- Allis Ubbo was founded (Lisbon). 10 th century- Towns started growing in the western side of Portugal from immigrants surrounding countries. 8 th century – They started working with iron. 5 th century- They made there first mint coins in Portugal's peninsula called Dinheiros.

6 Political Science/sociology Portugal is a Democratic Government with a Prime Minister who is in charge of the government much like Canadas. Portugal being a Democracy, the people vote for their Political Parties. Portugal is relatively poor according to western European Standards. Portugals welfare system is expensive. The average age life expectancy in Portugal in 2012 was 79.7 years. Social security spends 67% of its annual budget for social subsidies.

7 Economics Portugals natural resources include Tungsten, Tin, chromium, marble, copper, granite, limestone, Uranium, fishing, agriculture and some forestry. Portugal trades with Africa, Brazil, India, China, Japan and other European countries. Portugals property rights are 70.0 meaning countrys government protects individuals property. Their currency is Euros. Portugals banking is much like ours with many different kinds of banks. They have visa cards and master cards there. Portugal unemployment is 17.6% (May 2013)

8 Work Cited Wikipedia Portugals Timeline.com History of Portugal.com Portugal Google images Historic finds of Portugal.ca


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