Organizer/Commissioner:Direção-Geral das Artes / Secretário de Estado da Cultura, Governo de Portugal
Lives and works in:Portugal and Spain
No. of participations in the venice biennale:1
Lives and works in:Portugal
No. of participations in the venice biennale:2
Represented by galleries in:Brussels, Paris, Palma de Mallorca and Sao Paulo
Politics & Economics
State System:Unitary parliamentary republic
Ruling Political Party:Coalition of the Social Democratic Party and the right-wing People's Party
Population (World Bank, 2011):10,556,999
GDP per capita (World Bank, 2011):$22,485
Unemployment (World Bank, 2011):12.7% of the labor force
Net OECD ODA Aid Donated (2011):$574,100,000
Military Expenditure (SIPRI, 2011):$3,779,000,000
Coalition of the Willing
International Criminal Court recognized
Country independent since:1143
Last Major Border Revision:1999 (handover of Macau to the People's Republic of China)
Colonial History:Former colonial power
Former Colonies:Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Currently, Portugal contains two autonomous regions: Azores and Madeira.
International Court of Justice cases:3
Global Militarization Index (BICC, 2011):33
Ongoing Conflicts and Disputes:Portugal disputes Spanish sovereignty over Olivenza and Táliga.
Participation in Multinational Missons:NATO missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo. UN peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo. EU mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mali, Somalia and anti-piracy missions.