Lisbon

capital city of Portugal
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Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa) is the capital city of Portugal. It is the largest city of Portugal. The city has a population of about half million people. In Lisbon's urban area live around 2.8 million people, being the 10th-most populous urban area in the European Union.[2] Lisbon is placed on the right bank (western) of the Tagus River, near the outfall. It has a pleasant climate and has about 220 days of sunshine each year. There are many beautiful beaches close to the city. There are also many seafood restaurants, historical sites and monuments, being one of the oldest cities in the world.[3]

Lisbon
Lisboa
Clockwise from top left: Avenida da Liberdade and Eduardo VII Park, view of Praça do Comércio with Alfama in the background, Lisbon Cathedral, view from São Jorge Castle, Belém Tower and Parque das Nações with Vasco da Gama Bridge
Flag of Lisboa
Coat of arms of Lisbon
Etymology: Lisboa, Portuguese derivative of Latin Ulyssippo after Ulysses; and/or Roman Olissipona, for the name of the Tagus
Nickname(s): 
Cidade das Sete Colinas (The City of Seven Hills) - Rainha do Mar (Queen of the Sea) - A Cidade da Luz (The City of the Light)
Motto(s): 
Muito Nobre e Sempre Leal
(Very Noble and Always Loyal)
Anthem: Marcha a Lisboa
Lisbon is located in Portugal
Lisbon
Lisbon
Location within Portugal
Lisbon is located in Europe
Lisbon
Lisbon
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 38°43′31″N 9°09′00″W / 38.7252668°N 9.1500193°W / 38.7252668; -9.1500193Coordinates: 38°43′31″N 9°09′00″W / 38.7252668°N 9.1500193°W / 38.7252668; -9.1500193
CountryPortugal
MetroLisbon metropolitan area
DistrictLisbon
Historic provinceEstremadura
Settlementc. 1200 BCE
Roman Olissipoc. 138 BCE
Moorish rule711 CE
Siege of Lisbon1147 CE
Civil parishes(see text)
Government
 • TypeLAU
 • BodyConcelho/Câmara Municipal
 • MayorCarlos Moedas
 • Municipal chairHelena Roseta
Area
 • Capital city100.05 km2 (38.63 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Capital city505,526[1]
 • Urban
2,700,000
 • Metro
2,827,514[1]
Demonym(s)Lisboeta
Olissiponense
Alfacinha (colloquial)
Time zoneUTC (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Postal zone
1149-014 Lisboa
Area code(s)(+351) 21 XXX-XXXX
Patron saintVincent of Saragossa and Anthony of Lisbon
Municipal addressPraça do Município, 1
1149-014 Lisboa
Municipal holidays13 June (St. Anthony's Day)
Websitewww.cm-lisboa.pt

GeographyEdit

Civil parishesEdit

The municipality of Lisbon have 24 freguesias (civil parishes).[4]

TransportationEdit

MetroEdit

 
The Lisbon Metro is Portugal's oldest and largest subway system.

The Lisbon Metro connects the city centre to different districts, it also reaches some suburbs around the Lisbon metropolitan area, like Amadora and Loures.

TramsEdit

Trams are a traditional public transport in Lisbon. It was first introduced in 1901, many of the electric trams were originally imported from the US,[5] and were called americanos. Trams in Lisbon are coloured yellow and is one of the tourist icons of the city, and their size is great for steep hills and narrow streets of the central city.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "PORDATA - População residente: Total e por grandes grupos etários".
  2. Demographia: World Urban Areas - demographia.com, 06.2021
  3. H. V. Livermore (1973). Portugal: A Short History. Edinburgh University Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-85224-207-0.
  4. Diário da República. "Law nr. 56/2012, pages 6454–6460" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  5. Electrical World. McGraw-Hill. 1900. p. 566.
  6. [1] Archived 3 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine Information from Carris, Lisbon transportation company.
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Details of Lisbon's trams, from Luso Pages

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