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|Date of Independence:|
|26 July 1139|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|111 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|79 of 242 in the World|
Portugal is located on the western side of the Iberian peninsula, in western Europe. It is bordered to the north and east by Spain, and to the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean. The river Tagus neatly divides the country into the more mountainous north and the lower, undulating terrain to the south. Two island groups in the Atlantic also belong the Portugal: the Azores and Madeira. The total land area is 91,950 sq km (35,502 sq miles).
The Population of 9.8 million (2000 figure) is 99% Portuguese and 1% African immigrants from the former colonies. 97% of the population is Roman Catholic, 1% Protestant and 2% other faiths. The capital city is Lisbon.
Former overseas territories include: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde Islands, Goa (in India), Guinea, Macau (in China), Mozambique, Timor.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Portugal.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
An incomplete all-time Portuguese civil aircraft register listing is here.
Military Air Arms
Historical military air arms-
Naval Aviation [1917-1952]
Army Aviation [1914-1952]
Army Aviation (Exercito Portuguesa) [2000-2015]
National Guard Aviation [1984-1991]
Irregular Forces Aviation [1962-1975]
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – government aviation unit
Civil Defence Aviation (Protecao Civil)
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation (INEM)
Police Aviation – no aviation unit
To be added
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Magazines Guide for Portugal
Portuguese Aviation Bibliography – to be added
wikipedia: Aviation in Portugal
Links to relevant pages
Aeromodelling and Aviation in Portugal
Some info on Portuguese aircraft, famous flights, aviation museums
Aviation Photography at Faro
Civil and military photo galleries plus spotters guide to Faro airport
The Luso Pages: Lisbon Aviation
Airport and airline information.
Portuguese helicopter operator