Paço de Arcos
Paço de Arcos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpasu ˈdaɾkus]) is a former civil parish in the municipality of Oeiras, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Oeiras e São Julião da Barra, Paço de Arcos e Caxias. The population in 2011 was 15,315, in an area of 3.39 km². It was elevated to town by a decree at December 7, 1926.
Its name comes from the Palace of the Arches located at the entrance to the village (coming from Lisbon), where king D. Manuel I of Portugal watched Vasco da Gama's caravels leave for India. Nowadays, the Portuguese maritime academy - Escola Náutica Infante D. Henrique - is based there. It's also the base of the private business jet company NetJets Europe.
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