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250 million Portuguese speakers represent about 3.7% of the world’s population and hold approximately 4% of the total wealth. 


The eight Portuguese-speaking countries occupy an area of 10.8 million square kilometers, about 7.25% of the land surface of the Earth. All of them have large offshore platforms. 


Portuguese is the world’s fourth most spoken language. It also has one of the highest growth rates as a second language in the internet, social networks and learning as a foreign language.

Organization: Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua

General and Scientific Coordination: ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa