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Porto

Known as the 'Cidade Invicta', Porto gave Portugal its name.

Located in the north of Portugal, on the right bank of the River Douro, Porto is the country's second largest city situated within an urban area of over 1.3 million inhabitants. In demographic terms, the resident population numbers 237,559 (Statistics Portugal (INE), 2011) in an area covering 41.66 km².

The city prides itself on being the birthplace of Infante D. Henrique, o Navegador (Henry the Navigator), and the house in which he was born has been conserved and converted into what is today the municipal archive (Casa do Infante – Arquivo Histórico Municipal). It is internationally known for its port wine, bridges and its old and contemporary architecture. Its historical centre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. In 1998, it held the 8th Ibero-American Summit and in 2001 was joint European Capital of Culture with Rotterdam.

Source: Visit Porto.