Documentary : Know Portugal

Location of  Portugal  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (PortugueseRepública Portuguesa), is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Aside from continental Portugal, the Portuguese Republic holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, which are autonomous regions of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose name derives from Latin “Portus” and Celtic “Cale”.

The land within the borders of the current Portuguese Republic has been continually fought over and settled since prehistoric times. The Celts and the Romans, followed by the Visigothic and Suebian domination, and theMoorish invaders, who were eventually expelled during the Reconquista. Portugal by 1139 established itself as an independent kingdom from Galicia. In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded western influence and established the first global empire, becoming one of the world’s major economic, political and military powers, and ultimately dividing the world with Spain.

The Portuguese Empire was the longest-lived of the modern European colonial empires, spanning almost 600 years, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the handover of Macau to China in 1999 (de facto) or the granting of sovereignty to East Timor in 2002 (de jure). The empire spread throughout a vast number of territories that are now part of 53 different sovereign states, leaving a legacy of over 250 million Portuguese speakers today (making it the sixth most spoken first language) and a number of Portuguese-based creoles. Portugal’s international status was greatly reduced during the 19th century, especially following the Independence of Brazil, its largest and most important colony. After 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy, the democratic but unstablePortuguese First Republic was established, itself being superseded by the “Estado Novo” right-wing authoritarian regime. Democracy was restored after the Portuguese Colonial War and the Carnation Revolution in 1974. The revolution in 1974 also resulted in the independence of AngolaMozambiqueSão Tomé and PríncipeEast TimorCape Verde and Guinea-Bissau in 1975.

Portugal is considered a developed country with an advanced economy and high living standards. It’s one of the world’s most globalized and peaceful nations. It is a member of the United NationsEuropean UnionEurozoneOECDNATOWTOSchengen Area, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. On 31 May 2010, Portugal became the sixth country in Europe and the eighth country in the world to legally recognize same-sex marriage on the national level. Portugal also received international attention for being the first country in the world to fully decriminalize the usage of all drugs in 2001.


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Know : List of International Airlines Ratings

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Do you know how many airlines have 5 star ratings in the world? Just 7 airlines from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea holds 5 Star Rated Airlines!

The only one airline to hold a single star rating is North Korean Airline. How many Indian Airlines are there?  Find the complete list below.

Airline Rating is based on detailed Quality analysis of more than 800 different items across an airline’s front-line product and staff service standards, applied to the Airport and Cabin Service environments.

Source: Skytrax World Airline Rating is the global airline rating system established in 1999. Skytrax Airline Star Ratings are recognised as a global Benchmark of airline standards, developed with the unique Skytrax expertise and experience of the world airline industry.

*Data Sorted Country-wise

STAR RATING AIRLINE COUNTRY REGION
3 Star Rating Air Algerie Algeria Africa
3 Star Rating TAAG Angola Airlines Angola Africa
3 Star Rating Aerolineas Argentinas Argentina South America
0 Star Rating Armavia Armenia Central Asia
3 Star Rating JetStar Airways Australia Australia/Oceania
4 Star Rating Qantas Airways Australia Australia/Oceania
4 Star Rating Virgin Australia Australia Australia/Oceania
4 Star Rating Austrian Airlines Austria Europe
0 Star Rating Lauda Air Austria Europe
3 Star Rating Azerbaijan Airlines Azerbaijan Europe
3 Star Rating SATA Air Azores Azores Europe
2 Star Rating Bahamasair Bahamas North America
0 Star Rating Bahrain Air Bahrain Middle East
3 Star Rating Gulf Air Bahrain Middle East
2 Star Rating Biman Bangladesh Bangladesh Asia
3 Star Rating Brussels Airlines Belgium Europe
3 Star Rating GOL Linhas Aereas Brazil South America
3 Star Rating TAM Airlines Brazil South America
3 Star Rating Royal Brunei Airlines Brunei Asia
2 Star Rating Bulgaria Air Bulgaria Europe
4 Star Rating Air Canada Canada North America
3 Star Rating Air Transat Canada North America
4 Star Rating Porter Airlines Canada North America
3 Star Rating Westjet Canada North America
3 Star Rating TACV Cabo Verde Airlines Cape Verde Africa
3 Star Rating LAN Airlines Chile South America
3 Star Rating Air China China Asia
3 Star Rating China Eastern Airlines China Asia
4 Star Rating China Southern Airlines China Asia
2 Star Rating China United Airlines China Asia
https://i1.wp.com/www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/5airport.gif Rating Hainan Airlines China Asia
3 Star Rating Juneyao Airlines China Asia
3 Star Rating Okay Airways China Asia
3 Star Rating Shandong Airlines China Asia
3 Star Rating Shanghai Airlines China Asia
3 Star Rating Shenzhen Airlines China Asia
3 Star Rating Sichuan Airlines China Asia
3 Star Rating Spring Airlines China Asia
4 Star Rating Tianjin Airlines China Asia
3 Star Rating Xiamen Airlines China Asia
3 Star Rating Avianca Colombia South America
3 Star Rating Croatia Airlines Croatia Europe
2 Star Rating Cubana Airlines Cuba Central America/Caribbean
3 Star Rating Cyprus Airways Cyprus Europe
3 Star Rating Czech Airlines Czech Republic Europe
2 Star Rating SmartWings Czech Republic Europe
3 Star Rating SAS Scandinavian Airlines Denmark/Norway/Sweden Europe
3 Star Rating Egyptair Egypt Africa
3 Star Rating TACA El Salvador Central America/Caribbean
3 Star Rating Estonian Air Estonia Europe
3 Star Rating Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Africa
3 Star Rating Fiji Airways Fiji Australia/Oceania
0 Star Rating Air Finland Finland Europe
0 Star Rating Blue1 Finland Europe
4 Star Rating Finnair Finland Europe
4 Star Rating Air France France Europe
3 Star Rating Air Caraibes French Caribbean Central America/Caribbean
3 Star Rating Gambia Bird Airlines Gambia Africa
3 Star Rating Air Berlin Germany Europe
3 Star Rating Condor Airlines Germany Europe
0 Star Rating Eurowings Germany Europe
3 Star Rating Germanwings Germany Europe
4 Star Rating Lufthansa Germany Europe
3 Star Rating NIKI Germany Europe
3 Star Rating Aegean Airlines Greece Europe
3 Star Rating Olympic Air Greece Europe
https://i1.wp.com/www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/5airport.gif Rating Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong Asia
4 Star Rating Dragonair Hong Kong Asia
3 Star Rating Wizz Air Hungary Europe
3 Star Rating Icelandair Iceland Europe
3 Star Rating WOW air Iceland Europe
3 Star Rating Air India India Asia
3 Star Rating Jet Airways India Asia
0 Star Rating Kingfisher Airlines India Asia
4 Star Rating Garuda Indonesia Indonesia Asia
2 Star Rating Lion Air Indonesia Asia
0 Star Rating Merpati Nusantara Airlines Indonesia Asia
3 Star Rating Tigerair Mandala Indonesia Asia
2 Star Rating Iran Air Iran Middle East
2 Star Rating Mahan Air Iran Middle East
3 Star Rating Aer Lingus Ireland Europe
3 Star Rating CityJet Ireland Europe
2 Star Rating Ryanair Ireland Europe
3 Star Rating El Al Israel Airlines Israel Middle East
4 Star Rating Air Dolomiti Italy Europe
2 Star Rating Air Italy Italy Europe
3 Star Rating Alitalia Italy Europe
3 Star Rating Meridiana Italy Europe
https://i1.wp.com/www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/5airport.gif Rating ANA All Nippon Airways Japan Asia
4 Star Rating Japan Airlines Japan Asia
3 Star Rating Royal Jordanian Airlines Jordan Middle East
4 Star Rating Air Astana Kazakhstan Central Asia
3 Star Rating Kenya Airways Kenya Africa
3 Star Rating Jazeera Airways Kuwait Middle East
3 Star Rating Kuwait Airways Kuwait Middle East
3 Star Rating Air Baltic Latvia Europe
3 Star Rating Middle East Airlines Lebanon Middle East
0 Star Rating Afriqiyah Airways Libya Africa
3 Star Rating Luxair Luxembourg Europe
3 Star Rating Air Macau Macau Asia
3 Star Rating AirAsia Malaysia Asia
3 Star Rating AirAsia X Malaysia Asia
https://i1.wp.com/www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/5airport.gif Rating Malaysia Airlines Malaysia Asia
3 Star Rating Air Malta Malta Europe
3 Star Rating Air Mauritius Mauritius Africa
3 Star Rating Aeromexico Mexico North America
3 Star Rating Interjet Mexico North America
3 Star Rating Moldavian Airlines Moldova Europe
3 Star Rating MIAT Mongolian Airlines Mongolia Asia
0 Star Rating Atlas Blue Morocco Africa
3 Star Rating Royal Air Maroc Morocco Africa
3 Star Rating LAM Mozambique Airlines Mozambique Africa
3 Star Rating Air Bagan Myanmar Asia
3 Star Rating Myanmar Airways International Myanmar Asia
3 Star Rating Air Namibia Namibia Africa
2 Star Rating Nepal Airlines Nepal Asia
3 Star Rating Arkefly Netherlands Europe
4 Star Rating KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Netherlands Europe
3 Star Rating Transavia Airlines Netherlands Europe
3 Star Rating Aircalin New Caledonia Australia/Oceania
4 Star Rating Air New Zealand New Zealand Australia/Oceania
3 Star Rating Arik Air Nigeria Africa
1 Star Rating Air Koryo North Korea Asia
3 Star Rating Norwegian Norway Europe
4 Star Rating Oman Air Oman Middle East
3 Star Rating Pakistan International Pakistan Asia
3 Star Rating Copa Airlines Panama Central America/Caribbean
3 Star Rating Air Niugini Papua New Guinea Australia/Oceania
3 Star Rating Cebu Pacific Philippines Asia
3 Star Rating Philippine Airlines Philippines Asia
3 Star Rating LOT Polish Airlines Poland Europe
3 Star Rating TAP Air Portugal Portugal Europe
https://i1.wp.com/www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/5airport.gif Rating Qatar Airways Qatar Middle East
3 Star Rating Tarom Romania Europe
3 Star Rating Aeroflot Russian Airlines Russia Europe
0 Star Rating Avianova Russia Europe
2 Star Rating Rossiya Airlines Russia Europe
3 Star Rating S7 Siberia Airlines Russia Europe
3 Star Rating Transaero Airlines Russia Europe
3 Star Rating Air Austral R�union Africa
3 Star Rating Saudia Arabian Airlines Saudia Arabia Middle East
3 Star Rating Air Serbia Serbia Europe
4 Star Rating Air Seychelles Seychelles Africa
3 Star Rating Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore Asia
3 Star Rating Scoot Singapore Asia
4 Star Rating Silk Air Singapore Asia
https://i1.wp.com/www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/5airport.gif Rating Singapore Airlines Singapore Asia
3 Star Rating Tigerair Singapore Asia
3 Star Rating Adria Airways Slovenia Europe
4 Star Rating South African Airways South Africa Africa
https://i1.wp.com/www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/5airport.gif Rating Asiana Airlines South Korea Asia
4 Star Rating Korean Air South Korea Asia
3 Star Rating Air Europa Spain Europe
3 Star Rating Air Nostrum Spain Europe
3 Star Rating Iberia Spain Europe
3 Star Rating Vueling Airlines Spain Europe
3 Star Rating SriLankan Airlines Sri Lanka Asia
2 Star Rating Sudan Airways Sudan Africa
4 Star Rating Edelweiss Air Switzerland Europe
4 Star Rating Swiss International Air Lines Switzerland Europe
2 Star Rating Syrianair Syria Middle East
3 Star Rating Air Tahiti Nui Tahiti Australia/Oceania
4 Star Rating China Airlines Taiwan Asia
4 Star Rating EVA Airways Taiwan Asia
3 Star Rating Far Eastern Air Transport Taiwan Asia
2 Star Rating Tajik Air Tajikistan Central Asia
4 Star Rating Bangkok Airways Thailand Asia
3 Star Rating Nok Air Thailand Asia
4 Star Rating Thai Airways Thailand Asia
3 Star Rating Caribbean Airlines Trinidad & Tobago Central America/Caribbean
3 Star Rating Tunisair Tunisia Africa
2 Star Rating Onur Air Turkey Europe
2 Star Rating Pegasus Airlines Turkey Europe
4 Star Rating Turkish Airlines Turkey Europe
2 Star Rating Turkmenistan Airlines Turkmenistan Asia
3 Star Rating Air Arabia UAE Middle East
4 Star Rating Emirates UAE Middle East
4 Star Rating Etihad Airways UAE Middle East
0 Star Rating Aerosvit Airlines Ukraine Europe
2 Star Rating Ukraine Int’l Airlines Ukraine Europe
4 Star Rating British Airways United Kingdom Europe
3 Star Rating easyJet United Kingdom Europe
3 Star Rating FlyBe United Kingdom Europe
3 Star Rating Jet2.com United Kingdom Europe
3 Star Rating Monarch Airlines United Kingdom Europe
3 Star Rating Thomas Cook Airlines United Kingdom Europe
4 Star Rating Virgin Atlantic Airways United Kingdom Europe
3 Star Rating Alaska Airlines USA North America
3 Star Rating Allegiant Air USA North America
3 Star Rating American Airlines USA North America
3 Star Rating Delta Air Lines USA North America
3 Star Rating Frontier Airlines USA North America
3 Star Rating Hawaiian Airlines USA North America
4 Star Rating JetBlue Airways USA North America
3 Star Rating Southwest Airlines USA North America
2 Star Rating Spirit Airlines USA North America
3 Star Rating United Airlines USA North America
3 Star Rating US Airways USA North America
4 Star Rating Virgin America USA North America
3 Star Rating Uzbekistan Airways Uzbekistan Central Asia
3 Star Rating Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Asia
2 Star Rating Yemenia Yemen Middle East

Courtesy : Wikipedia and www.airlinequality.com

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