Paço de Arcos

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Paço de Arcos, Oeiras, Portugal
Quinta da Fonte - One of the biggest office parks in Europe

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.[1] The population in 2011 was 15,315,[2] in an area of 3.39 km².[3] 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 Quinta da Fonte is located, one of the biggest office parks in Europe, being the home of companies such as General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Intel, among others.

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Coordinates: 38°41′42″N 9°17′38″W / 38.695°N 9.294°W / 38.695; -9.294