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Kingdom of Portugal
Reino de Portugal
Timeline: A United Kingdom of Scandinavia

OTL equivalent: Portugal plus Olivenza
Flag of Portugal (1776 - UCA) Coat of arms of Portugal (1776 - UCA)
Flag Coat of Arms

Vis Unita Maior Nunc et Semper (Latin)
("Now and Forever, United We are Greater")

Anthem "A Portuguesa"
(and largest city)
Other cities Porto, Braga, Funchal, Guimarães, Coimbra, Faro, Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande, Angra do Heroísmo, Horta and Porto Santo
  others Mirandese
Religion Secular state (de facto)
Roman Catholic Church (predominant)
Ethnic Group 96.3% Portuguese
3.7% others
Demonym Portuguese
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Monarch Edward III
  Royal house: Braganza
Prime Minister António Costa (PS)
92,962 km²
  water (%) 0.5
Population 10,438,813 
Currency Portuguese escudo ($)
Internet TLD .pt
Organizations UN, EU, NATO, OECD and CPLC

Portugal, officially the Kingdom of Portugal (Portuguese: Reino de Portugal), is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and the east.


Early history: Pre-Celts and Celts

Roman Lusitania and Gallaecia

Germanic invasions

Moorish Iberia


Joanine era

Iberian Union and Restoration

Early Brigantine and Pombaline era

National and Imperial change

Colonial restoration

Republic and turmoil

Revolution and formation of the Commonwealth

European integration




Portuguese Commonwealth

Similarly to the United Kingdom, Portugal forms a Commonwealth of Nations formed by seven nations (Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau and East Timor) and two autonomous regions (Azores and Madeira). These nations, along with Brazil, Macau, Portuguese-speaking India and Equatorial Guinea, form the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. The Portuguese Commonwealth is formed by a central government (governed by the Monarch) located in Lisbon, with its constituent nations having its own flag, constitution and government. Despite Azores and Madeira having its own government, they are autonomous regions and still depends from the Portuguese Government in some political and economic aspects.

Nation Flag Capital city Continent Prime Minister
Kingdom of Portugal Flag of Portugal (1776 - UCA) Lisbon Europe António Costa
Autonomous Region of the Azores Flag of the Azores Ponta Delgada (executive)
Horta (legislative)
Angra do Heroísmo (judicial)
Europe Vasco Cordeiro
Autonomous Region of Madeira Flag of Madeira Funchal Europe Miguel Albuquerque
Commonwealth of Angola Flag of Angola (Wilt of the Carnation) Luanda Africa José Eduardo dos Santos
Commonwealth of Mozambique Flag of Mozambique (1974-1975) Maputo Africa Carlos Agostinho do Rosário
Commonwealth of Cape Verde Flag of Cape Verde Praia Africa Ulisses Correia e Silva
Commonwealth of São Tomé and Príncipe Flag of Sao Tome and Principe São Tomé Africa Patrice Trovoada
Commonwealth of Guinea-Bissau Flag of Guinea-Bissau Bissau Africa Carlos Correia
Commonwealth of East Timor Flag of East Timor Dili Asia Rui Maria de Araújo







Visual arts


Media in Portugal is regulated by the Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social (ERC), which also regulates the television ratings system.

Nationwide television channels in the country includes the state-owned RTP1 (launched in 1957) and RTP2 (launched in 1968) and commercial broadcasters SIC (launched in 1982), TVI (launched in 1983) and CMTV (launched in 1993). Portugal is also composed by regional broadcasters such as RTP Açores and RTP Madeira.

In radio, the nationwide stations are generalist stations Antena 1, Rádio Renascença and Rádio Clube, news station TSF and young-oriented Antena 3, RFM, Mega Hits, Rádio Comercial and Cidade, besides the classical and world music-oriented Antena 2.

Newspapers also plays a dominant role in Portuguese media, with Lisbon-based Público being the most readen newspaper in the country. Other major newspapers includes Diário de Notícias, Jornal de Notícias, Correio da Manhã and i, sports-oriented A Bola, O Jogo and Record, business-oriented Diário Económico and Jornal de Negócios and weekly newspapers Expresso and Sol.


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