PORDATA, the Database of Contemporary Portugal, organized and developed by the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation, was created in 2009 by its founders – Alexandre Soares dos Santos and his family, descendants of Francisco Manuel dos Santos, to whose memory they dedicated the Foundation.
PORDATA embodies one of the priorities of the Foundation: the collection, compilation, systematization and dissemination of data on multiple areas of society, for Portugal and its municipalities, and for the European countries. The reported statistics derive from official and certified sources, with data production skills in the respective areas. The Foundation’s endeavor consists of collecting and organizing the data available, making it as clear and accessible as possible. Also, the important work of contextualized information, the so-called “metadata”, is an inextricable part of the data, enabling its adequate interpretation. The Foundation believes to be providing a public service to the Portuguese society, free of charge and without any cost to the user.