Official name: Republic of Portugal
Nationality terms: Portuguese
Time zone: WET, UTC (EST/UTC+1 in summer)
Currency: Euro (€)
Flag: two vertical bands of green (hoist side, two-fifths) and red (three-fifths) with the Portuguese coat of arms centered on the dividing line
Population: 10,707,924 (July 2009 est.)
Religions: 97% Roman Catholic, 2% Protestant, 1% other
Same Sex Marriage: YES!
From the AP: LISBON, Portugal — Portugal's conservative president announced Monday he is reluctantly ratifying a law allowing gay marriage, making the predominantly Catholic country the sixth in Europe to let same-sex couples wed.
President Anibal Cavaco Silva said he would not veto the bill because majority liberal lawmakers would only overturn his decision. The country must focus instead on battling a crippling economic crisis that has increased unemployment and deepened poverty, he said