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PORTUGAL
Population

Cities in PORTUGAL

Albufeira Lisbon Porto

Popular destinations PORTUGAL

AlgarveAzoresCosta de lisboa
Costa verdeMadeira

Population

Portugal has 10,839,514 inhabitants (2017). Many Portuguese live abroad, mostly for economic reasons. After the decolonization of Angola and Mozambique, hundreds of thousands of so-called retornadoes have returned to the motherland. Some of them emigrated to Brazil after some time.

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Annual population growth is low, at 0.04% in 2017. The birth rate was 9 ‰ in 2017, the death rate 11.1 ‰. The population density varies greatly from region to region. Large population concentrations are located in and around Lisbon and Porto and Madeira. Yet Portugal is a sparsely populated country with just over 117 inhabitants per km2.


Sources

Champion,N / Portugal
Corona

Dominicus, J / Portugal
Gottmer

Encarta, Encycloprdie

Keuning, T / Portugal
ANWB

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

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