The Portugese Republic, or as we usually call it Portugal, is named after the country’s second largest city, which is Porto. The capital Lisbon, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, even older than Rome. Portugal is a small country situated in Southern Europe that borders with Spain in the North-East and with Atlantic ocean in the South-West. The climate varies by regions. Summers are hot with an average temperature of 28°c. Winters are quite mild and sometimes bring some snow.
Portugal is distinguished by its old and remarkable history, ancient architecture, beautiful medieval villages, attractive resorts, spectacular views, and nature and cultural treasures. Even though the country is small, it attracts many tourists, who either like to holiday here or to stay and build a life. Portugal is also distiguished by very low prices, in comparison with other European countries, therefore a lot of people prefer it to other countries.
But why to choose Portugal over other countryies? What are the reasons? – these are questions often asked. It is the choice for a privileged, geographically strategic location, ideal for those seeking to supply the European market or expand their businesses to other parts of the world. Portugal has great infrastructure and is recognised as one of the advanced countries in the world. It is also a country of innovation and has a friendly and very positive economic environment. Portugal is good not only for investments, but also for living. Having many sunny days in the year, this beneficial climate forms a strong and positive attitude to life.
The official language is Portuguese. It is said, that Portuguese is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world. However, in big cities and major tourist areas, locals learn and speak English.