Lisbon

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Coordinates: 38°42′50″N 9°8′22″W / 38.71389°N 9.13944°W / 38.71389; -9.13944
Lisbon (Lisboa)
Capital
Poster Lisbon.jpg
Flag of Lisboa.svg
Flag
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Symbol
Official name: Mui Nobre e Sempre Leal Cidade de Lisboa
Name origin: Lisboa, Portuguese derivative of the Phoenician Allis Ubbo for safe harbour; Latin Ulyssippo after Ulysses; and/or Roman Olissipona, for the name of the Tagus
Nickname: A Cidade das Sete Colinas (The City of Seven Hills), Rainha do Mar (Queen of the Sea), A Cidade da Tolerância (The City of Tolerance)
Country Portugal
NUTS II Region Lisboa Region
NUTS III Subregion Greater Lisbon
District Lisbon
Municipality Lisbon
Civil Parishes (see text)
River Tagus River
Location Lisbon
 - elevation m (7 ft)
 - coordinates 38°42′50″N 9°8′22″W / 38.71389°N 9.13944°W / 38.71389; -9.13944
Highest point 227 m
 - location Serra de Monsanto, Benfica, Lisbon
 - elevation 199 m (653 ft)
 - coordinates 38°43′43″N 9°11′5″W / 38.72861°N 9.18472°W / 38.72861; -9.18472
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Area 100.05 km² (39 sq mi)
 - urban 958 km² (370 sq mi)
 - metro 2,957 km² (1,142 sq mi)
Population 552,700 (2011)
 - urban 3,051,000
 - metro 3,035,000
Density 6,458 /km² (16,726 /sq mi)
Settlement fl. 719
 - City c. 1256
LAU Concelho/Câmara Municipal
 - location Praça do Município, Lisbon, Grande Lisboa
 - elevation 33 m (108 ft)
 - coordinates 38°42′29″N 9°8′18″W / 38.70806°N 9.13833°W / 38.70806; -9.13833
President António Costa (Socialist Party)
Municipal Chair Helena Roseta (Socialist Party (Portugal)
Timezone WET (UTC0)
 - summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal Zone 1149-014 Lisboa
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 21 XXX-XXXX
Demonym Lisboeta or Alfacinha
Patron Saint São Vicente e Santo António de Lisboa
Municipal Address Praça do Município, 1
1149-014 Lisboa
Location of the municipality of Lisbon in Portugal
Location of the municipality of Lisbon in Portugal
Wikimedia Commons: Lisbon
Website: http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal. It is the largest city of Portugal. The city has a population of about two million people. Lisbon is 11th most populous urban area in the European Union. Lisbon is on the River Tagus. 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. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world.

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