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Lisbon Coast

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and its most populated, with over 3 million people in a 370 square mile area. It is a global city with important roles in tourism, finance, education, commerce, international trade, media, entertainment and arts. The city sits at the opening of the Tagus River and is the most westerly capital of any mainland European country. It is Western Europe’s oldest city and was around hundreds of years before Rome, Paris or London. Originally, it was inhabited by pre-Celtic tribes and various Germanic tribes from the 5th century, then became part of the Roman Empire and finally fell to the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147 it was retaken by a Crusader called Afonso Henrques and has been the capital of Portugal ever since.

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