Porto

Porto, Portugal

Porto or Oporto, city, northwestern Portugal, capital of Porto District, mostly on the steep northern bank of the Douro (Duero) River, near the Atlantic Ocean. With Lisbon, it is one of Portugal’s chief economic centers and the focus of a large metropolitan area. Suburbs include the deepwater port of Porto de Leixões, located to the … Continue reading »

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Portugal Tourist Information

I INTRODUCTION Portugal, republic in southwestern Europe, situated in the western portion of the Iberian Peninsula, bounded on the north and east by Spain and on the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean. The Azores (Açores) and the Madeira Islands in the Atlantic are autonomous regions of Portugal, considered integral parts of the republic. The total area … Continue reading »

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