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Driving in Portugal

A Motorists' guide to driving in Portugal

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Portugal National Flag
Capital: Lisbon
Language: Portuguese
Currency: Euro
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Situated on the southwest part of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal shares borders with Spain in the north and the east, while to the south and west lies the Atlantic Ocean. The country is divided into various provinces that include the Atlantic islands of Madeira and the Azores. The Douro, Guadiana and Tagus rivers flow across the border from Spain. The north of Portugal is mountainous, the highest peak being the Serra da Estrela, a popular ski resort. South of Lisbon there are the vast plains of the Alentejo region. A range of mountains divides the Alentejo from the Algarve, which is one of the most popular tourist areas with its sandy beaches and beautiful bays.

Driving distance map of Portugal
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Driving in Portugal

Speed Limits

Motorway: 120 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 100 km/h
Rural: 90 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Useful phone numbers in Portugal

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Ambulance, Police and Fire 112

Some useful phrases

Useful Phrases

Bom dia (hello), adeus (goodbye), obligado/-a (thank you), desculpe (sorry)

Places to drive to in Portugal


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