Portugal is a country in the southwest of Europe. Portugal is located on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the westernmost country in Europe, bordering Spain in the east. Portugal also includes the Azores and Madeira, islands far out in the Atlantic Ocean. Together with Spain, Portugal forms the Iberian Peninsula.
The land is quite narrow and has a long coastline. The north and center are mountainous. That is why the majority of Portuguese live on the coast, every tenth - in the capital of Lisbon, located in the center of the country, at the mouth of the Tagus River.
Summers are warm and not too hot, winters are relatively mild. Snow rarely happens on the coast, more often even in the mountains. The north is turning green, to the south the land is getting drier and drier. The southern coast, the Algarve, attracts vacationers from all over Europe. Here, small sandy beaches lie between large rocks.