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Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the north Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain
Population: 10.6 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Lisbon
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Indiana
Religions: Roman Catholic 97 percent, Protestant denominations 1 percent, other 2 percent
Landscape: Lies on the Iberian Peninsula, at the westernmost end of continental Europe; most of Portugal is relatively flat, but there are mountain ranges in northeastern, central and southwestern parts
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1909

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