Portugal is a county in Southwestern Europe, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain. Lisbon is the capital and largest city. The country's population is 10.5 million people, and they remain fairly poor, with a GDP of $17900 per person - comparable to the richer central european countries.
After decades of repressive dictatorship, a left wing military coup established a new government in 1974, and began democratic reforms.
- Jose Socrates - Prime Minister