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Capital city in Lisbon metropolitan area, Portugal

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Lisbon: Capital city in Lisbon metropolitan area, Portugal
Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon's urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 11th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, including the Portuguese Riviera. It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost portions of its metro area form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, which is known as Cabo da Roca, located in the Sintra Mountains.

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New Lisbon airport gets green light from environment watchdog

Portugal's environmental agency has given the green light for a new airport in Lisbon, but only if the project meets certain conditions, including measures to reduce noise and protect wildlife.
Reuters - Published

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

Fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden will speak next month by video at Web Summit in Lisbon, billed by the organizers as the world's largest annual tech conference.
Reuters - Published

▶ Videos for Lisbon

Web Summit 2019: ‘Not even Farage can explain the benefits of Brexit to me,’ says Barnier [Video]Web Summit 2019: ‘Not even Farage can explain the benefits of Brexit to me,’ says Barnier

“No-one has ever managed to explain the added value of Brexit to me, not even Nigel Farage,” the EU's chief Brexit negotiator told Web Summit in Lisbon.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:35Published


Ronaldo, Messi, van Dijk, Bronze, Rapinoe amongst Ballon d'Or nominees [Video]Ronaldo, Messi, van Dijk, Bronze, Rapinoe amongst Ballon d'Or nominees

Ballon d'Or nominees announced as reigning champion Luka Modric fails to make shortlist dominated by Premier League players.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:56Published

 

Europe's loneliest far-right party losing election battle in Portugal

Waving Portuguese flags, leaders of the far-right National Renovation Party (PNR) waited for more people to turn up at a mid-September rally in Lisbon, but their patriotic chants fell on deaf ears.
Reuters - Published

Far-right conference in Lisbon draws hundreds on to streets in protest

Hundreds of activists marched through some of Lisbon's main streets on Saturday in protest at a conference of far-right groups organized by Portugal's Nova Ordem Social which attracted around 65 people..
Reuters - Published

Portugal charges 89 Hells Angels after Lisbon attack last year

Portuguese prosecutors have charged 89 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club with involvement in organized crime, attempted murder, robbery and drug trafficking, the public prosecutor's office..
Reuters - Published

10 best cities for day trips: Get out of town and explore these close-by destinations

If you're going to be in London, Paris, Lisbon, Boston, Dublin, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Reykjavik or Cape Town, we've got day trip ideas.
USATODAY.com - Published

Portugal is the new hot travel destination. Here's why

Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, has been popping up lately as a hot travel destination – and with good reason.
USATODAY.com - Published

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