A founding member of NATO, Portugal entered the EC ( now the EU ) in 1986. Portugal is located west of Spain, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean.
Land boundaries: Spain 1,214 km
local long form: Republica Portuguesa | local short form: Portugal
long form: Portuguese Republic | short form: Portugal
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy
1143 Kingdom of Portugal recognized; October 5, 1910 independent republic proclaimed
Portugal Flag Description:
two vertical bands; hoist side green (two-fifths) then red (three-fifths) with the Portuguese coat of arms centered at color separation