Porto (district)


Porto (district)

Infobox District pt
official_name = District of Porto



Capital = Porto
Region = Norte
Province = Douro Litoral
area_total = 2.395
population_total = 1.781.826
population_density = 744
Municipalities = 18
Parishes = 383
Parliament = 38

The District of Porto (sometimes Oporto in English) is located on the north west coast of Portugal. The district capital is the city of Porto, the second largest city in the country. It is bordered by the Aveiro and Viseu districts to the south, Braga district to the north and Vila Real district to the east.Its area is 2395 km² and its population is 1,781,826.

The district comprises 18 municipalities:

* Amarante [city]
* Baião [town]
* Felgueiras [city]
* Gondomar [city]
* Lousada [town]
* Maia [city]
* Marco de Canaveses [city]
* Matosinhos [city]
* Paços de Ferreira [city]
* Paredes [city]
* Penafiel [city]
* Porto [main city]
* Póvoa de Varzim [city]
* Santo Tirso [city]
* Trofa city]
* Valongo [city]
* Vila do Conde [city]
* Vila Nova de Gaia [city] ALL OF THE ABOVE MUNICIPALITIES ARE CITIES,EXCEPT BAIAO AND LOUSADA.Some municipalaties include one or more cities;the municipality of Paredes has the most cities within its municipalaty:Paredes, Gandra,Rebordosa, Sao Salvador de Lordelo.Other cities:Rio Tinto and Valbom in Gondomar municipio),Ermesinde(Munic:Valongo),Sao Mamede de Infesta(in Municipio of Matosinhos),Freamunde( in P.de Ferreira),Lixa( in Felgueiras).

Main Airport

Porto/Oporto Int.(OPO) Sa Carneiro mostly located in Pedras Rubras,Maia.

Main Harbour

Leixoes in Matosinhos,Porto area.


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