SOUTHERN EUROPE

Portugal Map

A map of Portugal that displays its cities, highways, and rivers. The satellite and elevation map of Portugal highlights its unique topography such as the Estrella Mountains all the way south to the Algarve region.

REFERENCE

Portugal Political Map

Portugal is a country located in southwestern Europe along the North Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Cadiz. It borders just one other European country, which is Spain to the east. Its boundaries also include the Azores and Madeira Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. Lisbon is the capital and most populous city in Portugal with approximately 500,000 people. Portugal occupies an area of 92,212 square kilometers (35,603 sq mi), which makes it almost identical in area to Hungary.

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IMAGERY

Portugal Satellite Map

A lesser-known fact is that Portugal has one of the highest percentages of forested lands in all of Europe with approximately 36% of the country covered with trees. Approximately 1.2% of Portugal consists of water with Alqueva Lake spanning the largest area.  Likewise, Tagus is the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula. It’s the west-flowing Tagus River that divides the country into these two distinctive regions. But other prominent rivers include the Doura, Guadiana, and Minho.

HILLSHADE

Portugal Elevation Map

The terrain of Portugal is classified as mountainous in the north, then transitions to rolling plains in the south. If you take into account the Azores, then the dormant volcano, Mount Pico, is the highest point of Portugal. Overall, it stands 2,351 meters in height above sea level. But Torre Mountain (Serra da Estrela) is the highest peak on mainland Portugal at 1,993 m (6,539 ft) in height. The Algarve and Faro District are regions in southern Portugal known for their Mediterranean climate beaches.

ADMINISTRATION

Portugal Districts Map

There are 18 districts in mainland Portugal, which are divided administratively and geographically. Districts are the first-level administrative unit but they can be divided further into municipalities. The 18 districts of Portugal are Aveiro, Beja, Braga, Bragança, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Evora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Lisboa, Portalegre, Porto, Santarém, Setúbal, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real, and Viseu. Additionally, Açores and Madeira are Portuguese Autonomous Regions and are not divided into districts.

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