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 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.

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.

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