Portugal

Portugal

Portugal is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, located in southwestern Europe. Portugal was voted “Best European Country” to visit by USA TODAY (2014). It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal. During the 15th and 16th centuries, with a global empire that included possessions in Africa, Asia, and South America, Portugal was one of the world's major economic, political, and cultural powers. Today it is a major tourist destination with the historic city of Lisbon, the Azores resorts, and gorgeous coastline of the Algarve. Portugal is one of the warmest European countries, the annual temperature averages in mainland Portugal are 13 °C (55 °F) in the north and 18 °C (64 °F) in the south.

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