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Formal Name: Portuguese Republic.

Short Form: Portugal.

Term for Citizen(s): Portuguese (singular and plural); adjective--Portuguese.

Capital: Lisbon (Portuguese, Lisboa).

Geography: 92,080 square kilometers; land area: 91,640 square kilometers; includes Azores (Portuguese, Ašores) and Madeira Islands.

Topography: Hills and mountains north of Rio Tejo; rolling plains to south.

Climate: Varied with considerable rainfall and marked seasonal temperatures in north; dryer conditions in south with mild temperatures along coast but sometimes in low 40°Cs in interior.

Data as of January 1993