Portugal is a founding member of NATO and has been an EU member since 1986. It has two autonomous regions: the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira.
Portugal is mainland Europe's westernmost country and shares the Iberian Peninsula with Spain. Its population of roughly 10.5 million is predominantly Roman Catholic. From 1926 to 1974, an authoritarian dictatorship ruled the country. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Portugal.
Some two years ago, Portugal battled two massive forest fires. Over 60 people died in the flames and at least 200 more were injured. Portugal said "never again" and stepped up fire prevention — slapping on huge fines for those who don't look after the forests. They also found some unlikely helpers: goats. Marc Dugge went to find out more and his report is presented by Holly Young.