Lumiar

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Lumiar
Parish
Quinta das Conchas
Quinta das Conchas
Coat of arms of Lumiar
Coat of arms
Lumiar is located in Portugal
Lumiar
Lumiar
Coordinates: 38°45′54″N 9°09′32″W / 38.765°N 9.159°W / 38.765; -9.159Coordinates: 38°45′54″N 9°09′32″W / 38.765°N 9.159°W / 38.765; -9.159
Country Portugal
Region Lisbon
Subregion Grande Lisboa
Metropolitan area Lisbon
District Lisbon
Municipality Lisbon
Area
 • Total 6.57 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 45,605
 • Density 6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Website http://www.jf-lumiar.pt/

Lumiar (Portuguese pronunciation: [lumiˈaɾ]) is a freguesia (or civil parish) in the northern area of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, bordering to the immediate south-west of the airport of Lisbon. Located now within the municipality of Lisbon, it was established in the 13th century. The population in 2011 was 45,605,[1] in an area of 6.57 km².[2] There are 5 major neighbourhoods in Lumiar: Quinta das Conchas, Calçada de Carriche, Alto do Lumiar, Paço do Lumiar and Telheiras (though a small western section of the latter is located within Carnide's parish).

Local landmarks and interesting places include one of the biggest public greenspace/urban parks in the city Quinta das Conchas e dos Lilases, the Paço do Lumiar, the National Costume Museum[3] (Museu do Traje) and the Theater Museum (Museu do Teatro). Several old palaces are also scattered throughout the neighbourhood.

Sports[edit]

The Freguesia is home to Academia do Lumiar, a basketball team of the Proliga (Portugal).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Museu Nacional do Traje". 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lumiar (Lisbon) at Wikimedia Commons