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Portugal Cities by Population


300 cities shown of 472 total Portugal cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Lisbon 517,802
2. Porto 249,633
3. Amadora 178,858
4. Braga 121,394
5. Setubal 117,110
6. Coimbra 106,582
7. Queluz 103,399
8. Funchal 100,847
9. Cacem 93,982
10. Vila Nova de Gaia 70,811
11. Loures 66,231
12. Evora 55,620
13. Rio de Mouro 54,695
14. Odivelas 54,624
15. Aveiro 54,162
16. Amora 52,577
17. Corroios 52,520
18. Barreiro 51,280
19. Monsanto 50,000
20. Rio Tinto 49,966
21. Sao Domingos de Rana 46,718
22. Leiria 45,112
23. Ponte do Lima 44,667
24. Faro 41,355
25. Sesimbra 41,134
26. Guimaraes 40,604
27. Ermezinde 39,420
28. Portimao 38,487
29. Cascais 36,436
30. Maia 36,426
31. Esposende 34,625
32. Esposende 34,625
33. Braganca 34,375
34. Almada 34,008
35. Castelo Branco 33,479
36. Alcabideche 33,315
37. Camara de Lobos 32,209
38. Arrentela 30,156
39. Montijo 30,011
40. Santarem 29,385
41. Olhao 29,239
42. Povoa de Varzim 29,044
43. Senhora da Hora 28,930
44. Marinha Grande 28,916
45. Povoa de Santa Iria 28,901
46. Sequeira 28,502
47. Matosinhos 28,070
48. Gondomar 27,691
49. Aguas Santas 27,686
50. Vila do Conde 27,642
51. Caldas da Rainha 26,647
52. Canidelo 26,431
53. Viseu 26,364
54. Sintra 26,193
55. Paco de Arcos 25,974
56. Sao Mamede de Infesta 25,940
57. Torres Vedras 24,443
58. Oliveira do Douro 24,407
59. Fanzeres 23,916
60. Charneca 23,714
61. Estoril 23,700
62. Carnaxide 23,698
63. Pinhal Novo 23,510
64. Monte Estoril 23,375
65. Pontinha 23,249
66. Loule 23,109
67. Sao Joao da Madeira 22,079
68. Bougado 21,680
69. Valongo 21,328
70. Caparica 21,167
71. Belas 21,019
72. Linda-a-Velha 20,895
73. Laranjeiro 20,473
74. Carcavelos 20,366
75. Camarate 20,177
76. Ponta Delgada 20,056
77. Entroncamento 19,887
78. Moncao 19,738
79. Piedade 19,472
80. Custoias 19,406
81. Alges 19,327
82. Tomar 19,168
83. Barcelos 19,085
84. Pedroso 18,963
85. Vilar de Andorinho 18,944
86. Sao Joao da Talha 18,925
87. Lagos 18,831
88. Quarteira 18,783
89. Santa Iria da Azoia 18,573
90. Ovar 18,452
91. Vila Franca de Xira 18,355
92. Leca da Palmeira 17,996
93. Moita 17,795
94. Sacavem 17,718
95. Covilha 17,610
96. Ramada 17,535
97. Pombal 17,355
98. Ilhavo 17,236
99. Parede 17,212
100. Sao Pedro da Cova 17,011
101. Vila Real 17,001
102. Palmela 16,934
103. Fafe 16,868
104. Feira 16,376
105. Leca do Bailio 16,103
106. Vialonga 16,088
107. Albufeira 15,851
108. Baguim do Monte 15,850
109. Peniche 15,662
110. Portalegre 15,581
111. Viana do Castelo 15,555
112. Povoa de Santo Adriao 14,897
113. Gafanha da Nazare 14,840
114. Vilar do Paraiso 14,727
115. Torres Novas 14,526
116. Alfena 14,455
117. Valbom 14,443
118. Canelas 14,247
119. Costa de Caparica 14,231
120. Valenza 14,172
121. Samora Correia 14,154
122. Santo Tirso 14,021
123. Tavira 13,871
124. Porto Salvo 13,867
125. Abrantes 13,646
126. Arcozelo 13,495
127. Alhos Vedros 13,384
128. Chaves 13,066
129. Montemor-o-Novo 12,854
130. Sines 12,791
131. Ourem 12,729
132. Machico 12,567
133. Pedroucos 12,553
134. Perafita 12,538
135. Mirandela 12,504
136. Azenha 12,260
137. Mafra 12,259
138. Aldeia de Paio Pires 12,179
139. Rio Maior 12,064
140. Figueira da Foz 12,050
141. Angra do Heroismo 12,045
142. Canico 11,996
143. Barcarena 11,968
144. Agueda 11,941
145. Fatima 11,798
146. Oliveira de Azemeis 11,771
147. Sao Felix da Marinha 11,685
148. Avintes 11,577
149. Vila Real de Santo Antonio 11,560
150. Almeirim 11,557
151. Rebordosa 11,491
152. Moscavide 11,488
153. Lousa 11,445
154. Esmoriz 11,393
155. Calendario 11,357
156. Moreira 11,336
157. Vendas Novas 11,248
158. Santo Andre 11,213
159. Obidos 11,187
160. Sao Bras de Alportel 11,153
161. Sobreda 11,146
162. Santo Antonio da Charneca 11,143
163. Cucujaes 11,087
164. Ponte de Sor 11,062
165. Canecas 10,978
166. Anta 10,951
167. Lamego 10,928
168. Silves 10,917
169. Grijo 10,907
170. Vale da Amoreira 10,828
171. Grandola 10,737
172. Unhos 10,712
173. Gulpilhares 10,660
174. Margaride 10,652
175. Santo Andre 10,601
176. Cartaxo 10,502
177. Aver-o-Mar 10,501
178. Sao Joao das Lampas 10,484
179. Carregado 10,474
180. Caldas de Vizela 10,239
181. Selho 10,223
182. Lordelo 10,035
183. Meadela 9,981
184. Elvas 9,904
185. Almancil 9,898
186. Maceira 9,831
187. Fundao 9,725
188. Alcochete 9,705
189. Lavra 9,633
190. Alenquer 9,626
191. Lourosa 9,619
192. Madalena 9,618
193. Sao Joao de Ver 9,568
194. Espinho 9,566
195. Rio de Loba 9,529
196. Vila Nova de Famalicao 9,496
197. Famoes 9,435
198. Moura 9,360
199. Estremoz 9,350
200. Abraveses 9,319
201. Valadares 9,255
202. Lagoa 9,239
203. Guifoes 9,231
204. Alcacer do Sal 9,198
205. Lourinha 9,196
206. Quinta do Anjo 9,124
207. Nazare 8,993
208. Benavente 8,932
209. Campo 8,916
210. Mangualde 8,895
211. Quejas 8,828
212. Santana 8,804
213. Tondela 8,800
214. Coruche 8,776
215. Argoncilhe 8,743
216. Ribeirao 8,735
217. Fiaes 8,708
218. Sao Romao do Coronado 8,697
219. Camacha 8,635
220. Estombar 8,590
221. Tavarede 8,586
222. Benedita 8,556
223. Moncarapacho 8,545
224. Aves 8,507
225. Soure 8,416
226. Bobadela 8,399
227. Sao Bartolomeu de Messines 8,381
228. Casteloes de Cepeda 8,322
229. Atouguia da Baleia 8,313
230. Almargem 8,271
231. Campo Maior 8,235
232. Beduido 8,201
233. Darque 8,092
234. Penafiel 8,065
235. Serzedo 8,000
236. Camacha 7,991
237. Freamunde 7,983
238. Albergaria-a-Velha 7,974
239. Alpiarca 7,946
240. Batalha 7,910
241. Colares 7,905
242. Rosto de Cao 7,880
243. Ferreiros 7,870
244. Joane 7,869
245. Buarcos 7,865
246. Miranda do Corvo 7,857
247. Santiago do Cacem 7,797
248. Sande 7,789
249. Pragal 7,701
250. Mira 7,682
251. Rabo de Peixe 7,681
252. Castanheira do Ribatejo 7,651
253. Vale de Cambra 7,649
254. Ericeira 7,538
255. Nossa Senhora do Monte 7,444
256. Cantanhede 7,347
257. Aradas 7,295
258. Mozelos 7,230
259. Alhandra 7,226
260. Reguengos de Monsaraz 7,217
261. Silvalde 7,188
262. Apelacao 7,182
263. Azambuja 7,179
264. Oia 7,118
265. Seia 7,082
266. Jovim 7,067
267. Ponte 7,041
268. Valega 7,005
269. Arrifes 6,981
270. Silveira 6,942
271. Arrifana 6,927
272. Pacos de Ferreira 6,782
273. Amarante 6,782
274. Sao Joao 6,762
275. Arcos 6,725
276. Sobrado 6,703
277. Negrelos 6,664
278. Fazendas de Almeirim 6,635
279. A dos Cunhados 6,594
280. Serpa 6,586
281. Horta 6,572
282. Macedo de Cavaleiros 6,566
283. Avanca 6,540
284. Cacilhas 6,494
285. Sandim 6,449
286. Foz do Sousa 6,315
287. Lagoa 6,301
288. Perozinho 6,259
289. Oliveira do Bairro 6,239
290. Santa Cruz do Bispo 6,230
291. Oliveira 6,222
292. Arruda dos Vinhos 6,170
293. Aljubarrota 6,146
294. Madalena 6,136
295. Sao Vicente 6,063
296. Praia da Vitoria 6,061
297. Marinhas 6,052
298. Lobao 6,049
299. Gandra 6,034
300. Porto de Mos 6,032



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Portugal History

Portugal is a developed country, and has a high Human Development Index. It is the 7th most peaceful and the 13th most globalized country in the world, and has the world's 19th highest quality of life, although having the lowest GDP per capita of Western European countries. It is a member of the European Union and the United Nations; as well as a founding member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Comunidade dos Pases de Lngua Portuguesa, and the European Union's Eurozone. Portugal is also a Schengen state.

The early history of Portugal, whose name derives from the Roman name Portus Cale, is shared with the rest of the Iberian Peninsula. The region was settled by Pre-Celts and Celts, giving origin to peoples like the Gallaeci, Lusitanians, Celtici and Cynetes, visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians, incorporated in the Roman Republic dominions, settled again by Suevi, Buri, and Visigoths, and conquered by Moors. Other minor influences include some 5th century vestiges of Alan settlement, which were found in Alenquer, Coimbra and even Lisbon. In 868, during the Reconquista, the First County of Portugal was formed. A victory over the Muslims at Ourique in 1139 is traditionally taken as the occasion when Portugal was transformed from a county into an independent kingdom: the Kingdom of Portugal.

On 24 June 1128, the Battle of So Mamede occurred near Guimares. At the Battle of So Mamede, Afonso Henriques, Count of Portugal, defeated his mother, Countess Teresa, and her lover, Ferno Peres de Trava, in battle thereby establishing himself as sole leader. Afonso Henriques officially declared Portugal's independence when he proclaimed himself king of Portugal on 25 July 1139, after the Battle of Ourique, he was recognized as such in 1143 by Afonso VII, king of Len and Castile, and in 1179 by Pope Alexander III. Afonso Henriques and his successors, aided by military monastic orders, pushed southward to drive out the Moors, as the size of Portugal covered about half of its present area. In 1249, this Reconquista ended with the capture of the Algarve on the southern coast, giving Portugal its present day borders, with minor exceptions. In 1348 and 1349, like the rest of Europe, Portugal was devastated by the Black Death.

In 1373, Portugal made an alliance with England, which is the longest-standing alliance in the world.

In 1383, the king of Castile, husband of the daughter of the Portuguese king who had died without a male heir, claimed his throne. An ensuing popular revolt led to the 1383-1385 Crisis. A faction of petty noblemen and commoners, led by John of Aviz, seconded by General Nuno lvares Pereira defeated the Castilians in the Battle of Aljubarrota. This celebrated battle is still a symbol of glory and the struggle for independence from neighboring Spain.







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