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Municipality (Concelho)
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Frae the tap left corner clockwise: Clérigos Touer; Palácio da Bolsa; Avenida dos Aliados; Kirk o São Francisco; Porto Cathedral; Porto Ceety Haw; Ribeira
Coat o airms
Offeecial name: Concelho do Porto
Name oreegin: Portuguese: "port" (or O porto "the port")
Motto: Antiga, Mui Nobre, Sempre Leal e Invicta (Auld, Maist Noble, Ayeweys Leal an Undefeatit)
Nickname: A Cidade Invicta (The Unvanquished Ceety) A Cidade da Virgem (The Ceety o the Virgin)
Kintra Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Grande Porto
Destrict Porto
Ceevil pairishes 7
River Douro
Centre Cedofeita
 - elevation 104 m (341 ft)
 - coordinates 41°9′43.71″N 8°37′19.03″W / 41.1621417°N 8.6219528°W / 41.1621417; -8.6219528Coordinates: 41°9′43.71″N 8°37′19.03″W / 41.1621417°N 8.6219528°W / 41.1621417; -8.6219528
Heichest pynt Monte Tadeu
 - elevation 149 m (489 ft)
 - coordinates 41°9′22″N 8°36′4″W / 41.15611°N 8.60111°W / 41.15611; -8.60111
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Atlantic Ocean, Foz do Douro, Porto
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Lenth 11.57 km (7 mi), Northwast-Southeast
Width 5.31 km (3 mi), North-South
Area 41.42 km2 (16 sq mi)
 - urban 777 km2 (300 sq mi)
 - metro 2,040 km2 (788 sq mi)
Settlement 275 BOT
 - Municipality 868
LAU Concelho/Câmara Municipal
 - location Praça General Humberto Delgado, Santo Ildefonso, Porto
 - elevation 120 m (394 ft)
 - coordinates 41°9′0″N 8°36′39″W / 41.15000°N 8.61083°W / 41.15000; -8.61083
Mayor Rui Moreira (Independent, supportit bi CDS-PP)
Municipal Chair Miguel Pereira Leite (CDS-PP)
Timezone WET (UTC0)
 - summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
ISO 3166-2 code PT-
Postal Zone 4000-286 Porto
Aurie Code & Prefix (+351) 22[1]
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Name Historic Centre o Porto
Year 1996 (#20)
Number 755
Region Europe an North Americae
Criteria iv
Demonym Portuense
Patron Saunt Nossa Senhora de Vandoma
Municipal Halidays 24 Juin (São João)
Location o the municipality o Porto in continental Portugal
Wikimedia Commons: Porto
Stateestics: Instituto Nacional de Estatística[2]
Website: http://www.cm-porto.pt
Geographic detail frae CAOP (2010)[3] produced bi Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)

Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu]), an aa kent as Oporto (Inglis), is the seicont lairgest ceety in Portugal. Its admeenistrative limits (an aurie o 41.66 km²/16 sq.mi) includes a population of 220,000 inhabitants distributit athin 15 ceevil parishes. The urbanized aurie o Porto, which extends ayont the admeenistrative limits o the ceety, haes a population o 1.1 million[4][5] in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi),[4] making it the second-lairgest urban area in Portugal. The Porto metropolitan aurie includes approximately 1.3 million fowk,[6][7][8] an is recognized as a Gamma-level global ceety bi the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Porto is twinned wi:[9]

Pairtner ceeties an touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

Athin the context o development cooperation, Porto is an aa linked tae:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Portugal International Dialing Code". Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  2. INE, ed. (2010), Censos 2011 – Resultadas Preliminares [2011 Census – Preliminary Results] (in Portuguese), Instituto Nacional de Estatística, retrieved 1 July 2011 
  3. IGP, ed. (2010), Carta Administrativa Oficial de Portugal (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Geográfico Português, archived frae the oreeginal on 21 May 2011, retrieved 1 July 2011 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Demographia: World Urban Areas, March 2010
  5. Urban Audit – Larger Urban Zone. "Lisboa". 
  6. Unitit Naitions Depairtment o Economic an Social Affairs, World Urbanization Prospects (2009 revision), (United Nations, 2010), Table A.12. Data for 2007.
  7. European Spatial Planning Observation Network, Study on Urban Functions (Project 1.4.3), Final Report, Chapter 3, (ESPON, 2007)
  8. Thomas Brinkoff, Principal Agglomerations of the World, accessed on 2009-03-12. Data for 2009-01-01.
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 "International Relations of the City of Porto" (PDF). © 2006–2009 Municipal Directorateofthe PresidencyServices InternationalRelationsOffice. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  10. "Bristol City – Town twinning". © 2009 Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 July 2009.  Freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  11. "Sister Cities of Nagasaki City". © 2008–2009 International Affairs Section Nagasaki City Hall. Retrieved 10 July 2009.  Freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)[deid airtin]