Question: Does the Mediterranean Sea touch Portugal?

Portugal is located on the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula and plateau, that divides the inland Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. It is located on the Atlantic coast of this plateau and crossed by several rivers which have their origin in Spain.

Is any part of Portugal on the Mediterranean?

This biogeographical region includes the Mediterranean Sea and seven Member States, either partially (France, Portugal, Italy, Spain) or completely (Greece, Malta, Cyprus). It has specific regional features: a climate of hot dry summers and humid, cool winters and a generally hilly landscape.

Does Portugal border both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic?

Along with France and Morocco, it is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Extending to 1,214 km (754 mi), the Portugal–Spain border is the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union.

Why is the sea in Portugal so cold?

The “culprit” of these lower temperatures, is a weather phenomenon typical of the Portuguese coast, which experts call upwelling. Due to the winds, the warm water in the surface is diverted, causing the upwelling of deep and colder ocean waters.

What is the only country in Europe that is not bordered by water?

There are only two such nations in the world that are classified as double landlocked. The first is Liechtenstein in Europe. Liechtenstein is landlocked and is also surrounded by the landlocked countries of Austria and Switzerland. The second nation is Uzbekistan in Asia.

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