What is Lisbon?

  • (noun): Capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of Portugal; a major port in western Portugal on Tagus River where it broadens and empties into the Atlantic.
    Synonyms: Lisboa, capital of Portugal


Lisbon (/ˈlɪzbən/; Portuguese: Lisboa, ) is the capital city and largest city of Portugal with a population of 547,631 within its administrative limits on a land area of 84.8 km2 (33 sq mi). The urban area of Lisbon extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of over 3 million on an area of 958 km2 (370 sq mi), making it the 9th most populous urban area in the European Union. About 2,831,000 people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (which represents approximately 27% of the population of the country). Lisbon is the westernmost large city located in Europe, as well as its westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. It lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River.

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1983 Lisbon Open
... The 1983 Lisbon Open was an ATP tournament held in Lisbon, Portugal ... The tournament was held from April 4 to May 16 ...
Mark Of Lisbon
... Mark of Lisbon (died 1591), properly Marcos da Silva, was a Portuguese Franciscan, historian, and the Bishop of Porto ... This was published in Lisbon from 1557 to 1568 ... Mark of Lisbon is also responsible for the first edition of a grammar of the Bicol language of the Philippines ...
Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro - Life and Work
... of artists, writers and intellectuals in a Lisbon downtown restaurant called "Leão de Ouro" (The Golden Lion) in order to discuss aesthetic issues and proclaim Naturalism against the academic art of ... was nominated director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, currently the Chiado Museum, in Lisbon, of which he was in charge from 1914 to 1927 ... The best collection of his paintings is in the Chiado Museum, in Lisbon ...
Lisbon, Maryland
... Lisbon is a town located in western Howard County in the state of Maryland in the United States, located roughly between Baltimore and Frederick and north of Washington, D.C. ... Lisbon is located along Interstate 70 and Maryland Route 144 and is home to the first roundabout in Maryland ... About one mile north of Lisbon exists the original road that ran from Baltimore to Fredrick ...
Lux Lisbon
... The Lisbon girls' suicides fascinate their community as their neighbors struggle to find an explanation for the acts ... is rich in descriptive detail, using observations about the state of the Lisbon house and the contents of the girls’ rooms to advance the plot ...