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Total country population 10,300,000
Core Jewish population 3,300
Jews per total 1,000 in population 0.32
Population with a Jewish parent 3,500
Enlarged Jewish population 4,000
Law of Return Jewish population 5,000



  • The total population of Portugal on 1 January 2016 stood at 10,341,300. Its population declined by 38,400 in 2015, due to an excess of deaths over births, together with outward migration.
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Portugal was estimated to be 600 (0.006% of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 1000 (0.01% of the wider population).
  • An estimated 1,200 Portuguese qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
  • The Jewish community is concentrated in Lisbon. There are also communities in Oporto, Belmonte and Algarve .

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