European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services



10-11th March, 2011


Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal


About Portugal



Portugal is one of the world's oldest countries. It became an independent nation in 1143, and has maintained its independence and national boundaries from the 13th century to this day, except for a brief period under Spanish domination between 1580 and 1640. 

Portugal became a republic on 5th October 1910 and is an established democracy today. Portugal's geographic location at the southwestern part of Continental Europe assures quick and easy access not only to the European market, but also to the eastern shore of the United States and the African Continent.

Population density is highest in the Lisbon area, in the northern city of Porto and in other coastal cities.

Area: 92.646-sq. km, including Madeira, Porto Santo and Azores

Climate: Portugal has a mild weather, winters are never too cold and summers are always moderately hot. Lightweight clothing is suitable from June to September. A topcoat and umbrella are advisable for autumn and winter.

Currency: Euro9

Electricity: The electric current is 220 volts.

Language: Portuguese

Location: Portugal is the westernmost country in Continental Europe. It is bounded by Spain on the north and east and by the Atlantic Ocean on the south and west.

Population: Approximately 10.318.084, of which 9.820.707 live in Continental Portugal, 243.895 in Azores, 253.482 in Madeira and Porto Santo.

Time Zone: GMT

Water: it is perfectly safe to drink tap water in private homes and in public places

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