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With many delightful courses, pure coastal breeze from the Atlantic ocean, great fresh gastronomy and fantastic weather conditions, Portugal is a Golf Bliss for most golfers.
Portugal - Information
Portugal General Information:
Portugal Population Density: 108.2 per sq km.
Portugal Capital: Lisbon. Population: 3,319,900 (1997).
Portugal Government: Republic since 1910.
Head of State: President Aníbal Cavaco Silva since 2006.
Head of Government: Prime Minister José Sócrates since 2005.
Portugal Economy: Portugal is an upcoming capitalist
economy with a per capita GDP two-thirds that of
the four big West European economies. The
country qualified for the European Monetary
Union (EMU) in 1998 and joined with 10 other
European countries in launching the euro on 1
January 1999. The year 2000 was marked by
moderation in growth, inflation, and
unemployment. The country continues to run a
sizable trade deficit. The government is working
to reform the tax system, to modernize capital
plant, and to increase the country's
competitiveness in the increasingly integrated
world markets. Growth is expected to fall off
slightly in 2001. Improvement in the education
sector is critical to the long-run catch-up
Language: Portuguese. English is widely spoken
within the business community.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Time: GMT (GMT + 1 from last Sunday in March to
Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. 110 volts in
some areas and 220 DC in parts of the south.
Continental two-pin plugs are in use.
Telephone: IDD is available. Country code: 351.
Outgoing international code: 00. There are call
boxes in most villages and all towns; there are
also public telephones in many cafés and bars,
from which international calls may be made.
Mobile telephone: GSM 900/1800 networks.
Optimus (website: www.optimus.pt)
Vodafone (website: www.vodafone.pt)
TMN (website: www.tmn.pt).
Coverage exists across the whole country.
Fax: Available at fax bureaux and large hotels
in major cities.
Internet: Cybercafés exist in all urban areas,
and most post offices offer Internet facilities.
Telegram: There are telegram facilities at most
major hotels. The public office at Praça dos
Restauradores, Lisbon is open daily 0900-1800.
Post: Post offices (correios) are usually open
Mon-Fri 0900-1800. Central post offices and
those at airports are open Saturday. Airmail to
European destinations from continental Portugal
and the Azores takes three days; from Madeira,
up to five days. There are poste restante
facilities at post offices throughout the
Press: Each region has its own
Portuguese-language dailies. The
English-language newspapers published in
Portugal include: Anglo Portuguese News
(Lisbon), and The News (Algarve).