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WorldView - Europe

Portugal

US Dept of State - Portugal

"The Portuguese economy experienced a boost when Portugal joined the European Union (EU) in 1986 and the European Monetary Union (EMU) in 1999. In recent years, however, it has suffered from sluggish to negative growth, a ballooning budget deficit, and high unemployment, which have led to record-high spreads on sovereign debt, downgrades in credit ratings, and comparisons to Spain and Greece." more...

Global Edge

"Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil as a colony." more...

CIA World Factbook

"Portugal has become a diversified and increasingly service-based economy since joining the European Community in 1986. Over the past two decades, successive governments have privatized many state-controlled firms and liberalized key areas of the economy, including the financial and telecommunications sectors." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"Portugal is a developed and stable democracy with a developed economy. Tourist facilities are widely available." more...

Languages of Portugal

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages."more...

International Monetary Fund

"IMF reports and publications for Portugal - The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." more...