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Day of Portugal: June 10, 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.86

According to the Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States, “Day of Portugal, officially Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities (Portuguese: Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas), is the National Day of Portugal celebrated annually on 10 June. It is one of the public holidays in Portugal and celebrated by Portuguese-speaking people throughout the world. It commemorates the death on 10 June 1580 of Luís de Camões, a poet and national literary icon who penned the epic poem, Os Lusíadas. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil, and Dante.”


According to The World Factbook: Portugal, Introduction from the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States, “Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy, and for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.”

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Database (demographic data) and USA Trade Online (trade data); Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook (country reference maps).

Note: The image above is cropped on the right and bottom. Click on the image for the full webpage with Comparisons, Merchandise Trade, Population, and Source and Notes.

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Note: The International Database (IDB) was developed by the U.S. Census Bureau to provide access to accurate and timely demographic measures for populations around the world. The Census Bureau has produced international population estimates and projections since the 1960s, and the IDB has been available on census.gov since 1996. With sponsorship from various U.S. government agencies, the IDB is updated on a regular basis to deliver information needed for research, program planning, and policymaking decisions in the United States and globally. Click on the image above to see results for both Portugal and the United States.

From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

Note: To access U.S. trade figures for any country, enter the 4-digit code from the list of country codes into this URL — <www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c0000.html> — replacing 0000 with the country code.

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

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