Norte Region, Portugal

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Coordinates: 41°8′59″N 8°36′36″W / 41.14972°N 8.61000°W / 41.14972; -8.61000
Norte
Região Norte
NUTS II Region (Região)
Alto Douro, in the province o Trás os Montes e Alto Douro (northeast Norte). It's here that the Porto Wine is producit.
Name origin: norte, Portuguese for north
Kintra Banner o Portugal Portugal
Region Norte
Capital Porto
 - coordinates 41°8′59″N 8°36′36″W / 41.14972°N 8.61000°W / 41.14972; -8.61000
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Atlantic Ocean
Area 21,278 km2 (8,215 sq mi)
Population 3,689,173 (2011)
Density 173.38 / km2 (449 / sq mi)
Timezone WET (UTC+0)
 - simmer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
ISO PT
NUTS PT11
GDP per caipita (PPS) € 12,800[1]
Location o the Norte Region in context o the naitional borders
Statistics frae INE (2005); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

Norte (Portuguese: Região Norte, IPA: [ʁɨʒiˈɐ̃w ˈnɔɾt(ɨ)]; "North Region") is a region in the northren pairt o Portugal. It is a land o dense vegetation an profoond historic an cultural walth. Its caipital is the ceety o Porto. The region haes 3,689,173 inhabitants accordin tae the 2011 census,[2] an its aurie is 21,278 km² (densitie o 173 inhabitants per square kilometre). It is ane o five regions o Mainland Portugal (NUTS II subdiveesions). Northren Portugal is a culturally variet region, thus historical rivalries atween different neebourin ceeties an touns are common, unlike ither Portuguese regions whare ivery ceety an toun is culturally vera similar.

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