Districts of Portugal

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District
Continental Portugal districts.png
Category1st-level administrative division
LocationPortugal
Created1835
Number18
Populations127,018–2,135,992
Areas2,255–10,225 km²
GovernmentAppointed administration
SubdivisionsMunicipality
Parish

The Districts of Portugal (Portuguese: Distritos de Portugal) are administrative regions of Portugal, it is divided into 18 districts.

Each district have their own civil governor, who part of the Central Government of Portugal.

List[change | change source]

District Area Population Municipalities Parishes Province of 1936 Region
Aveiro 2,808
714,200
19
147
Beira Litoral Province + Douro Litoral Province Norte, Centro
Beja 10,225
152,758
14
75
Baixo Alentejo Alentejo
Braga 2,673
848,185
14
347
Minho Norte
Bragança 6,608
136,252
12
226
Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Province Norte
Castelo Branco 6,675
196,264
11
120
Beira Baixa Province Centro
Coimbra 3,947
430,104
17
155
Beira Baixa Province, Beira Litoral Centro
Évora 7,393
166,706
14
69
Alto Alentejo Alentejo
Faro 4,960
451,006
16
67
Algarve Province Algarve
Guarda 5,518
160,939
14
242
Beira Alta Province (partly Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro) Centro (partly Norte, only Vila Nova de Foz Côa)
Leiria 3,515
470,930
16
110
Beira Litoral Province, Estremadura Centro
Lisbon 2,800
2,250,533
16
134
Estremadura (partly Ribatejo) Lisbon (partly Alentejo)
Portalegre 6,065
118,506
15
69
Alto Alentejo Province (partly Ribatejo) Alentejo
Porto 2,395
1,817,117
18
243
Douro Litoral Province Norte
Santarém 6,747
453,638
21
141
Ribatejo Province (partly Beira Baixa and Beira Litoral) Centro, Alentejo
Setúbal 5,064
851,258
13
55
Estremadura Province, Baixo Alentejo Province Lisbon, Alentejo
Viana do Castelo 2,255
244,836
10
208
Minho Norte
Vila Real 4,328
206,661
14
197
Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Norte
Viseu 5,007
377,653
24
277
Beira Alta, (partly Douro Litoral) Centro, Norte