Parque das Nações

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Parque das Nações
Parish
Aerial view of the Parque das Nações riverfront
Aerial view of the Parque das Nações riverfront
Parque das Nações (Lisboa) localização.svg
Coordinates: 38°46′05″N 9°05′38″W / 38.768°N 9.094°W / 38.768; -9.094Coordinates: 38°46′05″N 9°05′38″W / 38.768°N 9.094°W / 38.768; -9.094
Country Portugal
Region Lisbon
Subregion Grande Lisboa
Metropolitan area Lisbon
District Lisbon
Municipality Lisbon
Area
 • Total 5.44 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 21,025
 • Density 3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Patron Our Lady of Navigators
Website http://jf-parquedasnacoes.pt/

Parque das Nações (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpaɾk(ɨ) dɐʃ nɐˈsõȷ̃ʃ]; English: Park of the Nations) is a parish of the city of Lisbon, Portugal.[1] It was created in 2012 from parts of the parishes Santa Maria dos Olivais (Lisbon), Sacavém and Moscavide (both part of Loures municipality). The population in 2011 was 21,025,[2] in an area of 5.44 km².[3]

Taking advantage of its geographical position, Parque das Nações also has a brand new marina, Marina Parque das Nações [4] featuring 600 berths and modern infrastructures, a river pier for cruises or historical vessels and an exclusive pontoon prepared to receive nautical and on land events, and a spot for bird watching as it is sited in the Tagus Estuary, one of the largest and diverse estuaries of Europe.[citation needed]

An estimated 21,000 people currently live in the Parque das Nações, which was shared between the Lisbon and Loures municipalities until November 2012. After a movement of citizens requesting the Lisbon's half to annex the one belonging to Loures, thereby integrating the entire area within the Lisbon municipality, the area is now inside Lisbon and it is the city's most northeastern parish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 56/2012, pages 6454-6460" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  3. ^ Direção-Geral do Território[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "MARINA PARQUE DAS NAÇÕES – A nova marina de Lisboa". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Parque das Nações at Wikimedia Commons