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Lisboa
Flag of Lisbon
Flag
Coat of arms of Lisbon
Coat of arms
Etymology: Lisboa, Portuguese derivative of Latin Ulyssippo after Ulysses; and/or Roman Olissipona, for the name of the Tagus
Nickname(s): 
Motto(s): 
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
 • MayorFernando Medina
 • 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]
Time zoneUTC (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Postal zone
1149-014 Lisboa
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

Lisbon 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. 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. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world.

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