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alt•    Location: Lisbon is located on the western coast of Portugal, itself the most south-west country of mainland Europe. It’s only neighbour is Spain.
•    Dialling code: country: 351 city: 21

Emergency numbers:
•    Police:  Lisbon Metropolitan Police Command: 217 654 242
     Lisbon Tourism Police Station: 21 342 16 23
•    Fire: 112 / 213 422 222 or 213 924 700
•    Ambulance: 112 / 808 20 10 68
•    Tourist Information Helpdesk 808 781 212
•    Car Breakdown Service: 112
•    Highway Patrol: Portuguese Republic National Guard 213 217 000
•    Telephone Directory Services: 118 (International Directory Services: 177)
•    Airport Enquiry:  Lisbon Airport  21 841 35 00 / 21 841 37 00
•    Railway Enquiry 213 500 115 Mon-Thurs 9am to 7pm, Fri 9am to 6pm


•    Population: 564,477
•    Languages: Portuguese is the official language. In some of the big tourist destinations and offices English is spoken. If you venture further out into the countryside you’ll find that English speaking is rare, especially amongst the older residents.
•    Time zone: GMT +1
•    Average January temperatures: 14.5°C
•    Average July temperatures: 27.5°C
•    Annual rainfall: 725.8mm
 



 

Transportation/Getting Around

Buses
As well as a bus network, Lisbon also has a tram network; the Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisbos ...
Driving Tips
•  Traffic drives on the right in Portugal. Speed limits are 50kph in towns and villages, 90kph ...
Taxi
The taxis are usually beige in colour and have the word TAXI written on the top of the cab. ...
Car for hire
    In order to rent a car in Portugal the conditions are that you are 21 years of age and have ...
From the airport
Aeroporto de Lisboa is situated 6km outside of Lisbon; there is a 24hr exchange bureau, car rental ...
Metro
The Metro here is Lisbon is constantly expanding, useful for short rides and to reach Parque das ...