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]

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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
Anthem: Marcha a Lisboa
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
MetroLisbon metropolitan area
Historic provinceEstremadura
Settlementc. 1200 BCE
Roman Olissipoc. 138 BCE
Moorish rule711 CE
Siege of Lisbon1147 CE
Civil parishes(see text)
 • TypeLAU
 • BodyConcelho/Câmara Municipal
 • MayorCarlos Moedas
 • Municipal chairHelena Roseta
 • Capital city100.05 km2 (38.63 sq mi)
2 m (7 ft)
 • Capital city505,526[1]
 • Urban
 • Metro
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)


Civil parishes

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



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.


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]

Lisbon Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 "PORDATA - População residente: Total e por grandes grupos etários".
  2. Demographia: World Urban Areas -, 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 português). 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. "Luso Pages - Lisbon (Portugal) Trams". Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011. Details of Lisbon's trams, from Luso Pages

Other websites

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