According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the Portuguese government is responsible for assigning and maintaining all area codes for the country. Portugal is divided into 18 regions, each of which has its own distinct area code. The area codes range from 21 to 98 and cover all of the country’s regions. For example, Lisbon is assigned the area code 21 and Porto is assigned the area code 22. All landline numbers in Portugal are 9 digits long, with the first two digits representing the region’s respective area code. Mobile phone numbers in Portugal are 11 digits long, with the first four digits representing the service provider’s respective network code. In addition to assigning landline and mobile phone numbers, Portuguese government also assigns special three-digit codes for various services such as emergency services, public utilities, government agencies, etc. For example, 112 is reserved for emergency services while 811 is reserved for public utilities such as electricity and water supply companies. Similarly, 901 is used by government agencies while 801 is used by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These special codes can be used nationwide regardless of a person’s location or region within Portugal. Portugal is a democratic republic, governed by a parliamentary system of government. It has a multi-party system, with several major parties vying for power. The current Prime Minister is Antonio Costa, who serves as the leader of the Socialist Party. The Assembly of the Republic is the country’s legislative body and consists of 230 members who are elected from 22 constituencies across the nation. The President of Portugal serves as the head of state and is elected by popular vote for a five-year term. Portugal also has an independent judiciary which is headed by the Supreme Court, which acts as the highest court in the country. In addition to this, Portugal also has a Constitutional Court which has responsibility for interpreting and enforcing the Constitution of Portugal. PETSINCLUDE: Features public policy of Portugal.