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Porto, also known as Oporto, is the second largest (after Lisbon) city of Portugal, with a population of 220,000 within its administrative limits on a land area of 41.66 km2 (16 sq mi). The urban area of Porto extends beyond the administrative city lim...

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Oporto - Porto - Portugal

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Porto, also known as Oporto, is the second largest (after Lisbon) city of Portugal, with a population of 220,000 within its administrative limits on a land area of 41.66 km2 (16 sq mi). The urban area of Porto extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 1.1 million on a area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi), it is the second largest urban area in Portugal (after Lisbon urban area) and largest in Northwest part of Iberian Peninsula. About 1.3 million people live in the Porto Metropolitan Area. The city has the status of global city (in category of Gamma World Cities --). It located in the estuary of the Douro river, in northern Portugal. The city of Porto comprises 15 civil parishes. The historic centre of Porto was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. One of Portugal's most internationally famous products, Port wine, is named after the city because it is produced in, and shipped from the area[6] or, more precisely, from Vila Nova de Gaia, a city just across the river which belongs to the same conurbation. The Latin name of Porto, Portus Cale, is the origin of the name "Portugal" for the whole country. In Portuguese, the city is usually referred to with the definite article as "o Porto" (the port), hence the English name "Oporto".

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