This Iberian peninsula country, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, has a rich history of seafaring and exploration. Since emerging from 40 years of authoritarian rule and the rapid decolonisation of its African colonies in the 1970s, it has undergone many social reforms but has been badly hit by the global economic crisis and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis. Trafficking of children and the treatment of child asylum seekers are among the most prevalent violations of children's rights.

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1069933070Population190410012.457509021593Population under 15964338363.091502925884Number of internet users
43 Human development index97 Happy planet ranking

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