Portugal Facts Capital: LisbonGovernment Type: Republic; parliamentary democracyCurrency: EURPopulation: 10,799,270Total Area: 35,556 Square Miles92,090 Square KilometersLocation: Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of SpainLanguage: Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official - but locally used) LanguagesPortuguese (official), Mirandese (official - but locally used).   The Portuguese Facts   A handshake is the typical greeting. Friends will often hug each other. Relatives or close female friends kiss each cheek, beginning with the right cheek first. First names are used for friends, youth, and children. Otherwise, a title is used with a surname to address an adult. Where to find more out about Portugal Online NewspapersTurismo de Lisboa