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10,566,212 (July 2005 est.)
Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official - but locally used)
5 October 1910
Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain
total: 92,391 sq km land: 91,951 sq km water: 440 sq km note: includes Azores and Madeira Islands
   Land boundaries   
total: 1,214 km border countries: Spain 1,214 km
maritime temperate; cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south

   Natural resources   
fish, forests (cork), iron ore, copper, zinc, tin, tungsten, silver, gold, uranium, marble, clay, gypsum, salt, arable land, hydropower
   Geography - note   
Azores and Madeira Islands occupy strategic locations along western sea approaches to Strait of Gibraltar
   Government type   
parliamentary democracy
   Currency - Currency code   
euro (EUR)

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3.6 million (2002)

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