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10 Curiosities About Portugal

Updated: Feb 6

foto com imagem do templo de diana, elétrico 28 e Fátima

Here are 10 curiosities about Portugal:

1 - Portugal has an area of 35,556 square miles.

2 - Maintaining the same borders since 1139, Portugal is the oldest nation in Europe.

3 - Portugal and England have the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world. The Luso-British Alliance was signed in 1373 and is still in effect today.

4 - Lisbon is older than Rome: about four centuries older, to be precise. It is, in fact, the second oldest European capital after Athens.

5 - The Portuguese Water Dog is considered a hypoallergenic dog breed, recommended for people with allergies or respiratory problems. Remember Obama´s Bo?

6 - Portuguese is currently the sixth most spoken language in the world, with around 240 million people speaking Portuguese in 9 countries that occupy 7% of the world's territory.

7 - Portugal is among the top 5 safest countries in the world, according to the Global Peace Index 2021, and ranks 2nd among the safest countries in the European Union.

8 - The demarcated region of Port wine is one of the oldest in the world, with Porto wine being exported since 1703.

9 - Half of the world's cork is produced in Portugal.

10 - The world's longest suspended pedestrian bridge with a length of 1,693 feet (516 meters) and a height of 577 feet above the Paiva River, the 516 Bridge is located in Arouca.

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