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Population: 11 million. Language: Portuguese. Minor dialectal variations. Capital City: Lisbon (pop.810,000).
Portugal is located in south-western Europe on the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula and covers 88,000 sq. kms. The north of this long, narrow country is mountainous and this area gives way to the coastal lowlands, drained by the River Douro. The south of the country is gently undulating. Generally, the north is more populous than the south. Portugal is the world's biggest producer of cork. Fishing, tourism, textiles and wine production provide income.
The climate varies from cool, Atlantic maritime in the north to warmer Mediterranean in the south. From June to August there is little rainfall. The temperature in Lisbon varies from 11C in January to 24C in July.
Portugal is not listed as infected with cholera at present.
There is no risk of malaria.
Yellow Fever Information
Yellow Fever does not occur in this country.
Country Requirements (WHO):
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. The requirement applies only to travellers arriving in or bound for the Azores and Madeira. However, no certificate is required from passengers in transit at Funchal, Porto Santo and Santa Maria.