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Portugal
Portugal

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
name

Name

Geographic Location
Location:

    Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain.

Border countries:

    Spain 1,214 km.

Cultural Demographics
Population:

10,566,212 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: homogeneous Mediterranean stock; citizens of black African descent who immigrated to mainland during decolonization number less than 100,000; since 1990 East Europeans have entered Portugal Religions: Roman Catholic 94%, Protestant (1995).

Languages Spoken:

Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official - but locally used).

Literacy:
male: 95.5%
female: 91.3% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Lisbon

Number of provinces

18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas, singular - regiao autonoma); Aveiro, Acores (Azores)*, Beja, Braga, Braganca, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Evora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Lisboa, Madeira*, Portalegre, Porto, Santarem, Setubal, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real, Viseu.

Universities go here.

Portugal


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