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Portugal Population and Religion Percentage

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula, in south-western Europe. Its border to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. According to Statistics Portugal, as of 1st Jan 2022, the population of Portugal is 10,270,865 (10.3 million or 1.03 crores). As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of Portugal in 2023 is 10,247,605 (10.2 million)

Estimated Population of Portugal in 2023: 10.2 million or 1.02 crores

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Portugal Demographics
Portugal 2022 Population
Total Population10,270,865
Global Rank92
Land Area 91,119 sq. km ( 35,181 sq. mi )
Area Rank109
Pop. Density111 people/sq. km
Growth Rate-0.23%
Fertility Rate* of Portugal 1.29
Infant mortality rate ** in Portugal 2.3
Median Age in Portugal 46.2 Years
Life Expectancy in Portugal 82.65 years
Urban Population of Portugal 66.50%

Religion in Portugal

Christianity is the main religion in Portugal followed by 84.3% of the population. Roman Catholicism is the majority denomination of Christianity and in the past, the Catholic Church in Portugal was the state religion. 

According to the 2011 Census, 81% of the population of Portugal is Catholic, and the rest 3.3% follows other churches and denominations. Other includes Protestants and Eastern Orthodoxy.

Non-Christian faiths account for 1%, and the remaining 15% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Other religion includes Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Baháʼí Faith, and smaller faiths.

Religion / AffiliationsPercentage
– Catholicism – 81.00%
– Protestantism – 0.84%
– Eastern Orthodoxy – 0.63%
– Other Christian – 1.82%
Other Religions 
– Islam – 0.23%
– Judaism – 0.03%
– smaller faiths– 0.32%
Unaffiliated 15.13%
– No religion – 6.84%
– No response – 8.29%

Source: Portugal Census 2011

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Top Cities in Portugal by Population
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