interesting facts about Portugal

December 16, 2009 | In: Countries facts

Portugal was founded by Alfonso Henriques, in 1152. Portugal name derives from the Roman name Portus Cale

Portugal is located in southwestern Europe and spreads over an area of approximately 92,391 sq km.

The national flower of Portugal is the Lavender.

Portugal is the oldest country in Europe to have its borders defined just as they are now.

Portugal has one of the Europe’s oldest universities. It was established in 1290.

Portugal is a member state of the United Nations since 1955.

Estrela is the highest mountain in continental Portugal with 1991m high.

Portugal is a developed country and it has the world’s 19th highest quality-of-life, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit.

You might also like

Christopher Columbus – interesting facts Christopher Columbus was born in 1451. He was raised in one of the greatest ports of Genoa, Italy....
Interesting facts about France The name "France" comes from "Frank", a Germanic tribe that invaded the Western Roman Empire in the...
Cicero interesting things Marcus Tullius Cicero was a famous roman orator, born in central Italy, in a well respected family. Even...
Meanings of the Names of the Days Sunday: is the Lord's day for Christians, yet it is named for the sun, it is a day that stands for the...

Comment Form