What is Comboios de Portugal (CP)?
A national railway system that extends throughout the country and into Spain, is supported and administered by Comboios de Portugal (CP).
What is the country of Portugal?
Portugal (Portuguese: [puɾtuˈɣal]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ puɾtuˈɣezɐ]), is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe.
What is the community of Portuguese Language Countries?
The Community of Portuguese Language Countries was officially founded on 17 July 1996 at the 1st CPLP Heads of State & Government Summit, in Lisbon, Portugal . In 2005, during a meeting in Luanda, the ministers of culture of the member states declared the 5 May as the Lusophone Culture Day ( Dia da Cultura Lusófona in Portuguese).
Is Portugal a member of the European Union?
A member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Schengen Area and the Council of Europe (CoE), Portugal was also one of the founding members of NATO, the eurozone, the OECD, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries .
What countries have Portuguese as their official language?
Portuguese is official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau in China.
What is the community of Portuguese-speaking countries?
As a Community of countries and people sharing the Portuguese language, CPLP was launched in 1983, when the Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs Jaime Gama suggested holding Summits and High Level meetings gathering the Portuguese-speaking Countries.
Is the Portuguese language in the CPLP a realty?
This is far from realty. There is a diversity of languages inside the other CPLP countries, the Portuguese functions as an official language that helps to create a sense of national unity and regional differentiation, But it does not substitute for the realty of diverse cultural settings among and within the countries.
Is Portuguese the only official language in Mozambique?
Other official languages? No, although only 50.3% of Mozambicans speak Portuguese as their mother tongue. Other languages present in the country are Makhuwa, Makonde, Swahili, Sena and Yao.