Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu]), cried Oporto (Inglis) an aa, 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[3][4] in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi),[3] making it the second-lairgest urban area in Portugal. The Porto metropolitan aurie includes approximately 1.3 million fowk,[5][6][7] an is recognized as a Gamma-level global ceety bi the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group.

Porto
Frae the tap left corner clockwise: Clérigos Touer; Palácio da Bolsa; Avenida dos Aliados; Kirk o São Francisco; Porto Cathedral; Porto Ceety Haw; Ribeira
Frae the tap left corner clockwise: Clérigos Touer; Palácio da Bolsa; Avenida dos Aliados; Kirk o São Francisco; Porto Cathedral; Porto Ceety Haw; Ribeira
Banner o Porto
Banner
Coat of airms o Porto
Coat airms
Etymology: Portuguese: "port" (or O porto "the port")
Eik-name(s): 
A Cidade Invicta (The Unvanquished Ceety) A Cidade da Virgem (The Ceety o the Virgin)
Motto(s): 
Antiga, Mui Nobre, Sempre Leal e Invicta (Auld, Maist Noble, Ayeweys Leal an Undefeated)
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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
Kintra Portugal
RegionNorte
SubregionGrande Porto
DestrictPorto
Settlement275 BOT
Municipality868
Ceevil pairishes7
Govrenment
 • TeepLAU
 • BodiConcelho/Câmara Municipal
 • MayorRui Moreira
 • Municipal ChairMiguel Pereira Leite
Area
 • Total41.42 km2 (15.99 sq mi)
Elevation
104 m (341 ft)
Population
 • Total237,591
 • Density5,700/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Postal Zone
4000-286 Porto
Area code(s)(+351) 22[1]
DemonymPortuense
Patron SauntNossa Senhora de Vandoma
Municipal Halidays24 Juin (São João)
Websitehttp://www.cm-porto.pt
Geographic detail from CAOP (2010)[2] produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)
Offeecial nameHistoric Centre o Porto
Criteriaiv
Reference755
Inscription1996 (20t Session)

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Porto is twinned wi:[8]

Pairtner ceeties an tounsEedit

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

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Portugal International Dialing Code". Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  2. IGP, ed. (2010), Carta Administrativa Oficial de Portugal (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Geográfico Português, archived frae the original on 3 Julie 2014, retrieved 1 Julie 2011 Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. a b Demographia: World Urban Areas, March 2010
  4. Urban Audit – Larger Urban Zone. "Lisboa".
  5. Unitit Naitions Depairtment o Economic an Social Affairs, World Urbanization Prospects (2009 revision), (United Nations, 2010), Table A.12. Data for 2007.
  6. European Spatial Planning Observation Network, Study on Urban Functions (Project 1.4.3), Final Report, Chapter 3, (ESPON, 2007)
  7. Thomas Brinkoff, Principal Agglomerations of the World, accessed on 2009-03-12. Data for 2009-01-01.
  8. a b c d e f g h i j k "International Relations of the City of Porto" (PDF). © 2006–2009 Municipal Directorateofthe PresidencyServices InternationalRelationsOffice. Retrieved 10 Julie 2009.
  9. "Bristol City – Town twinning". © 2009 Bristol City Council. Retrieved 17 Julie 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  10. "Sister Cities of Nagasaki City". © 2008–2009 International Affairs Section Nagasaki City Hall. Retrieved 10 Julie 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)[deid airtin]