Norte Region, Portugal

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.

Região Norte
NUTS II Region (Região)
Alto Douro.jpg
Alto Douro, in the province o Trás os Montes e Alto Douro (northeast Norte). It's here that the Porto Wine is producit.
Name oreegin: norte, Portuguese for north
Kintra  Portugal
Region Norte
Capital Porto
 - coordinates 41°8′59″N 8°36′36″W / 41.14972°N 8.61000°W / 41.14972; -8.61000Coordinates: 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)
 - summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
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)


  1. "GDP per inhabitant in 2006 ranged from 25% of the EU27 average in Nord-Est in Romania to 336% in Inner London" (PDF). Eurostat.
  2. "Censos 2011 Resultados Preliminares 2011". INE.