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Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain
Coordinates: 39 30 N, 8 00 W
Coastline: 1,793 km
Language: Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official - but locally used)
Safety: Travel to Portugal should be trouble-free, but there is a rising incidence of petty theft and pick-pocketing in tourist areas, so reasonable care should be taken.
Communications: The international access code for Portugal is +351. There are no area or city codes required. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). Portugal is well covered by three GSM mobile phone networks. Internet cafes are available in most towns and resorts.
Climate : Portugal has two climatic zones. (1.) The northern zone characterized by an average annual precipitation of 991 mm (39 inches) with temperatures influenced by Atlantic air currents and the Spanish Meseta. (2.) The southern zone which has a Mediterranean climate with low annual precipitation and sunny days with weather conditions influenced by the Azorean high pressure systems. Average temperature ranges in Lisbon are from 8 to 14 degrees Celsius (46 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit) in January to 17 to 28 degrees Celsius (60 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit) in August.