List of cities in Portugal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from City in Portugal)
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of cities in Portugal. In Portugal, a city (Portuguese: cidade) is an honorific term given to locations that meet several criteria, such as having a minimum number of inhabitants, good infrastructure (schools, medical care, cultural and sports facilities), or have a major historical importance. The country's demographic expansion of the 1980s prompted the elevation of several towns to city status and, as of 2006, 151 locations in Portugal are considered a city.

Overview[edit]

In Portugal, the city is not an administrative division, therefore a city generally does not necessarily correspond to a municipality, with the exception of the entirely urban municipalities, such as Lisbon, Porto, Funchal, Amadora, Entroncamento, and São João da Madeira.

The municipality with the most cities is Paredes Municipality, which contains four cities.

Until 1910, a location was proclaimed city by royal charter, which happened 25 times to current Portuguese cities (royal charters were also granted to cities of the Portuguese Empire; for example, São Paulo in 1711). During the Portuguese First Republic, the process was transferred to the parliament, which elevated three towns to the category of city. The dictatorial Estado Novo regime proclaimed seven cities on the Portuguese mainland (as well as some more in the colonies), this time by government decree. After the 1974 Carnation Revolution, proclamation of cities returned to parliament and now, Portugal has 156 cities, one of the consequences being that the title no longer holds the prestige it once had.

Eight locations have been always considered cities since Portugal became an independent kingdom (de facto 1128): Braga, Coimbra, Lamego, Porto and Viseu, as well as Évora, Lisbon and Silves, which were annexed at a later date. Guarda was the first city proclaimed as part of the independent kingdom, in 1199.

The most recent cities were proclaimed on 12 June 2009: Valença, Senhora da Hora, São Pedro do Sul, Samora Correia, and Borba.

The most populous cities are: Lisbon (Lisboa), Oporto (Porto), Braga, Amadora, Gaia, Queluz, Funchal, Coimbra, Setubal, Agualva-Cacem and Almada.

List[edit]

Coat of
Arms
City Municipality District or
autonomous
region
Population[1] A city since
ABT.png
Abrantes
Abrantes
Santarém
18,600
1916-06-14
Agualva-Cacem.png
Agualva-Cacém
Sintra
Lisbon
121,000
2001-07-12
AGD1.png
Águeda
Águeda
Aveiro
11,357
1985-08-14
ABF1.png
Albufeira
Albufeira
Faro
16,237
1986-08-20
ASL1.png
Alcácer do Sal
Alcácer do Sal
Setúbal
9,118
1997-07-12
ACB1.png
Alcobaça
Alcobaça
Leiria
15,800
1995-08-30
ALM1.png
Almada
Almada
Setúbal
101,500
1973-06-16
ALR1.png
Almeirim
Almeirim
Santarém
11,607
1991-08-16
Cidade da Amadora.png
Amadora
Amadora
Lisbon
175,135
1979-09-17
AMT1.png
Amarante
Amarante
Porto
11,000
1985-08-14
SXL-amora.png
Amora
Seixal
Setúbal
48,629
1993-07-02
Anadia
Anadia
Aveiro
3,533
2004-12-09
Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal (brasões).png
Angra do Heroísmo
Angra do Heroísmo
Azores
21,200
1534-08-21
AVR.png
Aveiro
Aveiro
Aveiro
67,003
1759-04-11
BCL.png
Barcelos
Barcelos
Braga
20,000
1928-09-06
BRR1.png
Barreiro
Barreiro
Setúbal
78,764
1984-06-28
BJA.png
Beja
Beja
Beja
23,475
1521-04-10
BRG.png
Braga
Braga
Braga
143,532
20 BCE
BGC.png
Bragança
Bragança
Bragança
19,998
1464-02-23
CLD.png
Caldas da Rainha
Caldas da Rainha
Leiria
30,006
1927-08-26
CMT1.png
Câmara de Lobos
Câmara de Lobos
Madeira
16,842
1996-08-02
Caniço.svg
Caniço
Santa Cruz
Madeira
11,586
2005-06-09
CNT1.png
Cantanhede
Cantanhede
Coimbra
7,066
1991-08-16
CTX1.png
Cartaxo
Cartaxo
Santarém
10,115
1995-08-30
CTB.png
Castelo Branco
Castelo Branco
Castelo Branco
34,525
1771-03-20
CHV.png
Chaves
Chaves
Vila Real
19,307
1929-03-18
CBR.png
Coimbra
Coimbra
Coimbra
143,396
c. 200 BCE
Blank pt CoA city.png
Costa da Caparica
Almada
Setúbal
14,100
2004-12-09
CVL.png
Covilhã
Covilhã
Castelo Branco
36,147
1870-10-20
ELV.png
Elvas
Elvas
Portalegre
28,106
1513-04-03
ENT1.png
Entroncamento
Entroncamento
Santarém
20,065
1991-08-16
VLG-ermesinde.png
Ermesinde
Valongo
Porto
40,139
1990-08-10
Blank pt CoA city.png
Esmoriz
Ovar
Aveiro
11,200
1993-07-02
ESP1.png
Espinho
Espinho
Aveiro
10,500
1973-06-16
EPS1.png
Esposende
Esposende
Braga
9,148
1993-07-02
ETR.png
Estarreja
Estarreja
Aveiro
7,000
2004-12-09
ETZ.png
Estremoz
Estremoz
Évora
9,011
1926-08-31
EVR.png
Évora
Évora
Évora
46,417
c. 600 BCE
FAF1.png
Fafe
Fafe
Braga
15,323
1986-08-23
FAR.png
Faro
Faro
Faro
43,757
1540-09-07
VNO-fatima.png
Fátima
Ourém
Santarém
10,302
1997-07-12
FLG1.png
Felgueiras
Felgueiras
Porto
15,100
1990-08-10
FIG.png
Figueira da Foz
Figueira da Foz
Coimbra
36,500
1882-09-20
Blank pt CoA city.png
Fiães
Santa Maria da Feira
Aveiro
13,100
2001-07-12
Blank pt CoA city.png
Freamunde
Paços de Ferreira
Porto
7,452
2001-07-12
FNC.png
Funchal
Funchal
Madeira
111,892
1508-08-21
FND1.png
Fundão
Fundão
Castelo Branco
8,957
1988-04-19
ILH-gafanhanazare1.png
Gafanha da Nazaré
Ílhavo
Aveiro
14,021
2001-07-21
Blank pt CoA city.png
Gandra
Paredes
Porto
5,200
2003-08-26
GDM1.png
Gondomar
Gondomar
Porto
25,000
1991-08-16
GVA1.png
Gouveia
Gouveia
Guarda
3,500
1988-02-01
GRD.png
Guarda
Guarda
Guarda
32,274
1199-11-27
GMR.png
Guimarães
Guimarães
Braga
66,912
1853-06-23
HRT.png
Horta
Horta
Azores
9,000
1833-07-04
ILH1.png
Ílhavo
Ílhavo
Aveiro
17,200
1990-08-09
LGA1.png
Lagoa
Lagoa
Faro
5,000
2001-07-12
LGS.png
Lagos
Lagos
Faro
20,000
1573-01-27
LMG.png
Lamego
Lamego
Viseu
12,000
c. 200 CE
LRA.png
Leiria
Leiria
Leiria
50,264
1545-06-13
LSB.png
Lisbon
Lisbon
Lisbon
547,631
c. 800 BCE
Blank pt CoA city.png
Lixa
Felgueiras
Porto
5,500
1995-08-30
LLE1.png
Loulé
Loulé
Faro
24,000
1988-02-01
LRS.png
Loures
Loures
Lisbon
26,000
1990-08-09
Blank pt CoA city.png
Lourosa
Santa Maria da Feira
Aveiro
11,300
2001-07-12
MCD1.png
Macedo de Cavaleiros
Macedo de Cavaleiros
Bragança
7,800
1999-06-24
MCH1.png
Machico
Machico
Madeira
13,700
1996-08-02
MAI1.png
Maia
Maia
Porto
40,000
1986-08-23
MGL1.png
Mangualde
Mangualde
Viseu
8,107
2001-07-12
MCN2.png
Marco de Canaveses
Marco de Canaveses
Porto
9,000
1993-07-02
MGR1.png
Marinha Grande
Marinha Grande
Leiria
29,100
1988-04-19
MTS1.png
Matosinhos
Matosinhos
Porto
49,486
1984-06-28
MLD.png
Mealhada
Mealhada
Aveiro
5,500
2003-08-26
MDA-mêda.JPG
Mêda
Mêda
Guarda
2,004
2004-12-09
MDR.png
Miranda do Douro
Miranda do Douro
Bragança
2,000
1545-07-10
MDL1.png
Mirandela
Mirandela
Bragança
11,000
1984-06-28
MMN1.png
Montemor-o-Novo
Montemor-o-Novo
Évora
14,000
1988-04-18
MTJ.png
Montijo
Montijo
Setúbal
30,486
1985-08-14
MRA1.png
Moura
Moura
Beja
10,000
1988-02-01
ODV-odivelas.png
Odivelas
Odivelas
Lisbon
59,559
1990-08-10
OLH2.png
Olhão da Restauração
Olhão
Faro
31,100
1985-08-14
OAZ.png
Oliveira de Azeméis
Oliveira de Azeméis
Aveiro
15,000
1984-05-16
OBR1.png
Oliveira do Bairro
Oliveira do Bairro
Aveiro
5,005
2003-08-26
OHP1.png
Oliveira do Hospital
Oliveira do Hospital
Coimbra
4,400
1993-07-02
VNO1.png
Ourém
Ourém
Santarém
11,100
1991-08-16
OVR.png
Ovar
Ovar
Aveiro
18,900
1984-06-28
PFR1.png
Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira
Porto
9,000
1993-07-02
PRD1.png
Paredes
Paredes
Porto
12,500
1991-08-16
PNF.png
Penafiel
Penafiel
Porto
10,000
1770-03-03
Peniche
Peniche
Leiria
17,500
1988-02-01
PRG.png
Peso da Régua
Peso da Régua
Vila Real
10,000
1985-08-14
PNH.png
Pinhel
Pinhel
Guarda
3,500
1770-08-25
PBL1.png
Pombal
Pombal
Leiria
18,500
1991-08-16
PDL.png
Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada
Azores
46,102
1546-04-02
PSR.png
Ponte de Sor
Ponte de Sor
Portalegre
11,000
1985-08-14
PTG.png
Portalegre
Portalegre
Portalegre
15,700
1550-05-23
PTM.png
Portimão
Portimão
Faro
45,431
1924-12-11
PRT.png
Porto
Porto
Porto
237,559
c. 275 BCE
PST1.png
Vila Baleira (a.k.a. Porto Santo)
Porto Santo
Madeira
4,475
1996-08-02
VFX-povoasiria1.png
Póvoa de Santa Iria
Vila Franca de Xira
Lisbon
28,000
1999-06-24
PVZ2.png
Póvoa de Varzim
Póvoa de Varzim
Porto
38,257
1973-06-16
VPV1.png
Praia da Vitória
Praia da Vitória
Azores
6,500
1981-06-20
LLE-quarteira1.png
Quarteira
Loulé
Faro
21,000
1999-06-24
SNT-queluz.png
Queluz
Sintra
Lisbon
75,179
1997-07-24
Blank pt CoA city.png
Rebordosa
Paredes
Porto
12,100
2003-08-26
RMZ.png
Reguengos de Monsaraz
Reguengos de Monsaraz
Évora
7,900
2004-12-09
RGR1.png
Ribeira Grande
Ribeira Grande
Azores
6,350
1981-06-29
RMR1.png
Rio Maior
Rio Maior
Santarém
11,102
1985-08-14
Brasão de Rio Tinto.jpg
Rio Tinto
Gondomar
Gondomar
64,815
1995-08-30
SBG.png
Sabugal
Sabugal
Guarda
2,300
2004-12-09
LRS-sacavem.png
Sacavém
Loures
Lisbon
17,000
1997-06-04
SCD1.png
Santa Comba Dão
Santa Comba Dão
Viseu
3,200
1999-06-24
SCR1.png
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Madeira
6,500
1996-08-02
VFR1.png
Santa Maria da Feira
Santa Maria da Feira
Aveiro
16,900
1985-08-14
STN1.png
Santana
Santana
Madeira
3,300
2001-01-01
STR.png
Santarém
Santarém
Santarém
30,100
1868-12-24
STC1.png
Santiago do Cacém
Santiago do Cacém
Setúbal
7,753
1991-08-16
STS1.png
Santo Tirso
Santo Tirso
Porto
14,100
1985-08-14
SJM.png
São João da Madeira
São João da Madeira
Aveiro
21,102
1984-06-28
MTS-smamedeinfesta1.png
São Mamede de Infesta
Matosinhos
Porto
27,000
2001-07-12
Blank pt CoA city.png
São Salvador de Lordelo
Paredes
Porto
11,000
2003-08-26
SEI1.png
Seia
Seia
Guarda
7,000
1986-08-23
SXL1.png
Seixal
Seixal
Setúbal
31,101
1993-07-02
SRP.png
Serpa
Serpa
Beja
9,990
2003-08-26
STB.png
Setúbal
Setúbal
Setúbal
90,640
1860-04-19
SLV.png
Silves
Silves
Faro
11,000
c. 0 CE
SNS1.png
Sines
Sines
Setúbal
15,555
1997-07-12
TRC.png
Tarouca
Tarouca
Viseu
3,200
2004-12-09
TVR.png
Tavira
Tavira
Faro
13,300
1520-03-16
TMR.png
Tomar
Tomar
Santarém
20,000
1844-02-12
TND1.png
Tondela
Tondela
Viseu
10,120
1988-02-01
TNV1.png
Torres Novas
Torres Novas
Santarém
14,900
1985-08-14
TVD1.png
Torres Vedras
Torres Vedras
Lisbon
27,200
1979-02-03
TCS.png
Trancoso
Trancoso
Guarda
3,350
2004-12-09
TRF.png
Trofa
Trofa
Porto District
22,000
1993-07-02
Brasão da vila de Valbom.jpg
Valbom
Gondomar
Porto
14,100
2004-12-09
VAC1.png
Vale de Cambra
Vale de Cambra
Aveiro
4,200
1993-07-02
VLG1.png
Valongo
Valongo
Porto
27,900
1990-08-10
VPC1.png
Valpaços
Valpaços
Vila Real
4,102
1999-06-24
VND1.png
Vendas Novas
Vendas Novas
Évora
10,103
1993-07-02
VCT.png
Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo
36,750
1848-01-20
VCD1.png
Vila do Conde
Vila do Conde
Porto
32,257
1988-02-01
VFX1.png
Vila Franca de Xira
Vila Franca de Xira
Lisbon
19,000
1984-06-28
VNF1.png
Vila Nova de Famalicão
Vila Nova de Famalicão
Braga
30,100
1985-08-14
VLF1.png
Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Guarda
3,303
1997-07-12
VNG1.png
Vila Nova de Gaia
Vila Nova de Gaia
Porto
186,503
1984-06-28
STC-sandre.png
Vila Nova de Santo André
Santiago do Cacém
Setúbal
12,123
2003-08-26
VRL.png
Vila Real
Vila Real
Vila Real
27,250
1925-07-20
VRS1.png
Vila Real de Santo António
Vila Real de Santo António
Faro
11,000
1988-04-19
VIS.png
Viseu
Viseu
Viseu
66,143
c. 0 CE
VIZ.png
Vizela
Vizela
Braga
10,100
1998-09-01

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although the cities list does not indicate the cities' population, it indicates the parishes that compose them, therefore, this number is the sum of the population of the parishes. The population data was taken from the National Association of Portuguese Municipalities and is from 2004.
  • Except the city of Figueira da Foz

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Cidades Portuguesas". Instituto Nacional de Estatística. Retrieved 2006-07-08. 
  2. "Municípios Portugueses". Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses. Retrieved 2006-03-27. 

External links[edit]