Portugal, is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, and is the westernmost country of mainland Europe. Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal. The territory which forms the modern Portuguese Republic witnessed a constant flow of civilizations after prehistoric times. Early influences range from the Celtic inhabitants to the Roman and Germanic peoples who made an imprint on the country's culture, history, language and ethnic composition, as well as the Moorish who occupied different parts of current Portuguese territory from the 8th to the 13th century.
Portugal attracts many tourists each year. In 2006, the country was visited by 12,8 million tourists. Tourism is playing an increasingly important role in Portugal's economy contributing with about 5% of the the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Airlines to fly to Portugal: United, Air France, Lufthansa, Swiss International, Finnair, US Airways, British Airways, Iberia.
Cities to fly in Portugal: Lisbon, Faro, Porto.