Portugal – Some Quick Facts for Expats…

Portugal is situated on the west of the Iberian Peninsula, surrounded by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal’s beauty abounds with long stretches of white beach and beautiful mountain vistas.  Portugal has a population of over 10 million people leaving plenty of room for newcomers.   Expats living in Portugal enjoy themselves as they have many options to explore its architectural and archaeological treasures all without the claustrophobia of large crowds.  Here are just a few quick facts about Portugal

  • Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe, having the same defined borders since 1139, almost 900 years ago.
  • The Lisbon-based S.L. Benfica is the world’s most supported football club according to the Guinness Book of Record.
  • The world-famous Port wine (also known as “Porto”), is a sweet Portuguese fortified wine from the Douro Valley.
  • The country has Europe’s highest fish consumption per capita and is among the top four in the world for this indicator.
  • Portugal has the largest cork forest in the world, and produces 70% of the world’s exports of cork.
  • Portuguese language is spoken by about 240 million people around the world, and is the official language of 9 countries.

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About Timothy Jennings
Based in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I have worked in both the Domestic and International markets for most of my adult life. During the past four years the United States has seen a complete change in direction when it comes to accessing health care and obtaining mandated health insurance coverage. I have been an agent selling in the U.S. markets for more than 30 years. Today I work exclusively serving the needs of our International health insurance clients. If you are outbound or inbound to the United States I can help guide you through the process of selecting proper International Cover that is right for your family.

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