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Portuguese Republic



Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain

Area: 92,391 sq km

Climate: maritime temperate; cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south

Terrain: mountainous north of the Tagus River, rolling plains in south

Population: 9,918,040 (July 1999 est.)

Religions: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant denominations 1%, other 2%

Languages: Portuguese

Capital: Lisbon



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