Main Facts About Portugal

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Currency
The currency in Portugal is Euro, same like in most of Europe. You can exchange the currency in your bank, airport or in the hotel but sometimes it's cheaper just to use your UK bank card. However, please check with your bank regarding the fees.
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Language
Portuguese is the official language of Portugal with about 96% of the population speaking Portuguese. English is the second widely spoken language in Portugal so if you don't speak Portuguese you will be able to get around. 10% of the population speak Spanish and French so if you speak any of these languages, that might help you as well.
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Weather
The weather in Portugal is quite varied. If you associate Portugal with sunny weather all year long you might be surprised that during winter there are places where you can actually go skiing! Generally speaking, you can expect hot summers and wet winters with hottest month being August (average of 28.3°C) while the coldest month is January with temperatures averaging between 14.8°C and 8.3°C.
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Power Plugs
In Portugal the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F (like most of Europe), therefore you won't be able to connect appliances bought in the UK or USA there. We suggest buying a travel adaptor and use our appliances anywhere in Portugal.
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Population
There currently are 10.3 million people living in Portugal so compared with Spain or Italy, it might seem quite small. However, there are many tourists in Portugal so it might seem a bit crowded in some places.
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Fun Fact
Names William, Catherine, George, Charlotte, Tom, Emily and Michael are banned in Portugal.