Coimbra (Portuguese pronunciation: [kuˈĩbɾɐ]) is a ceety in the municipality o Coimbra in Portugal. Although it served as the naition's caipital durin the Heich Middle Ages, it is better-kent for its university, the University o Coimbra, which, established in 1290, is ane o the auldest in Europe an the auldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speakin warld.
There are mony airchaeological structures which date tae the Roman era, when Coimbra wis the settlement o Aeminium, such as its well-preserved aqueduct an cryptoporticus. Similarly, biggins frae the period when Coimbra served as the caipital o Portugal (frae 1139 tae aboot 1260) still remain. Durin the Late Middle-Ages, wi its decline as the poleetical centre o the Kinrick o Portugal, Coimbra began tae evolve intae a major cultural centre, wi the foondation o the University o Coimbra in 1290. The university, ane o the auldest in Europe, apairt frae attractin mony European an internaitional students, is visitit bi tourists for its monuments an history.
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