More Portugal Facts

"Portugal is the oldest country in Europe"

"The largest community of Portuguese outside Portugal is in Paris."

" The world record for the largest Santa Claus parade is held by Porto, Portugal with 14,963 attendees" "Portugal is the largest cork producer in the world"

"Portugal and England have the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world. The Anglo-Portuguese Alliance was signed in 1373 and is still strong to this day. Both countries entered wars to defend each other over the years." "Portugal is a developed country. It ranks as the 17th safest country in the world." "The fascinating country is also home to the longest bridge in Europe at 17 kilometers long, the Vasco da Gama Bridge, in Lisbon."

"The Portuguese Princess, Catarina de Bragança (25 November 1638 – 31 December 1705), queen consort of Charles II of England (1662-1685), introduced the habit of drinking tea in Britain."