Paço de Arcos
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Paço de Arcos or Paço d'Arcos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpasu ˈdaɾkus]) is a civil parish (Freguesias) in Oeiras, Portugal. With an area of 3,49 km², 28 000 inhabitants (2001) and population density of 3 390,5 hab/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.
Paço de Arcos is where Sorriso Doce - Cake Boutique is located, Crafty, Creative Cake Makers.
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