Indian Population in Portugal 2022
India has the largest diaspora in the world & as per the Ministry of External Affairs, there are 3.2 Crores or 32 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) residing outside India.
As per the Ministry of External Affairs report, there are 81,393 (82 thousand) Indians residing in Portugal. Out of which around
- Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 70,000 (70 thousand)
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 11393
Source: MEA report about overseas Indian population.
Indians in Portugal
Indians make around less than 1% of the Portugal population & approx population of Indians in Portugal as of 2022 is 85 thousand. A majority of the Indian community hails from the former Portugal colonies in India,i.e Goa and Daman & Diu. Later arrivals to Portugal were mostly Goans, Gujaratis, and Malayali people from Daman and Diu, and most recently Punjabis.
NRI population in Portugal are ex-pats from India & number around 12000 – 15000. Indian Expats have recently immigrated especially information technology professionals.
As of 2022, there were an estimated 75,000 people of Indian origin living in Portugal, concentrated in Lisbon and Porto. They are also found in the Algarve, Coimbra, Guarda, Leiria, Odemira and Rio Maior.
Religion of Indian population in Portugal
Christianity is the majority religion followed by people of Indian Origin in Portugal. NRI Population mainly follows Hinduism, Sikhism & Islam.