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Lisbon: Capital of Portugal
Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon's urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 10th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, which represents approximately 27% of the country's population. It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost portions of its metro area form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, which is known as Cabo da Roca, located in the Sintra Mountains.


Anti-euthanasia protesters rally in Lisbon ahead of parliament vote

Hundreds of Portuguese, old and young, protested outside parliament on Thursday against proposed bills that would legalize euthanasia as lawmakers geared up for a fierce debate on the issue that is..
Reuters - Published

Weeding out fakes? Lisbon tourism at threat from 'drug' dealers

Whispering "Hashish? Cocaine?", street sellers are offering unsuspecting tourists in Lisbon's center "drugs" which police say are often bay leaves, flour or ground paracetamol.
Reuters - Published

▶ Videos for Lisbon

'Europe can only be stronger with Russia,' claims Moldova's president [Video]'Europe can only be stronger with Russia,' claims Moldova's president

"I believe in a big Europe, from Lisbon to Vladivostok," Igor Dodon told Euronews.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:39Published

Suspect named in Dos Santos investigation found dead [Video]Suspect named in Dos Santos investigation found dead

Angola's fraud investigation took a shocking turn on Thursday after authorities said they could issue an international arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos, and in Lisbon a suspect in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Madonna cancels second Lisbon show [Video]Madonna cancels second Lisbon show

Madonna has cancelled a second show in Lisbon, Portugal as she struggles to cope with pain from "ongoing injuries".

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Street artist creates giant 3D graffiti art [Video]Street artist creates giant 3D graffiti art

Portuguese artist paints 3D graffiti using anamorphic illusions

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:08Published

Madonna scraps Lisbon concert due to health issues [Video]Madonna scraps Lisbon concert due to health issues

Madonna cancelled the latest stop on her Madame X Tour on Sunday so she could rest.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Lisbon kicks-off year as European Green Capital 2020 [Video]Lisbon kicks-off year as European Green Capital 2020

Lisbon kicks-off year as European Green Capital 2020

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:30Published

Jorge Jesus coy on Flamengo future [Video]Jorge Jesus coy on Flamengo future

Jesus Jorge declines to comment on Flamengo future after receiving order of recognition in Portugal.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:15Published


Plane carrying Portuguese from coronavirus-hit Wuhan touches down in Lisbon

A military airplane carrying a group of mostly Portuguese nationals who were stuck in coronavirus-hit Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, touched down in Lisbon late on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Angola may seek arrest warrant for dos Santos, co-suspect found dead in Lisbon

Angola could issue an international arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos if she fails to cooperate with a fraud investigation in which she has been named as a suspect, its chief prosecutor..
Reuters - Published

Manager of Sonangol account in Portuguese bank found dead in Lisbon: report

The director of private banking at small Portuguese lender Eurobic and manager of Angola's oil firm Sonangol's account at the bank, Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, was found dead at his house in Lisbon on..
Reuters - Published

Israel's Netanyahu, Pompeo to meet in Lisbon this week: U.S.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week in Lisbon, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Climate activist Greta Thunberg reaches Lisbon on way to Madrid summit

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic from New York aboard a catamaran ahead of her appearance at a summit in Madrid to demand urgent action on global..
Reuters - Published

Greta Thunberg docks in Lisbon after Atlantic crossing

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after making a 20-day crossing from New York aboard the catamaran La Vagabonde, Reuters Television footage showed.
Reuters - Published

New Lisbon airport gets green light from environment watchdog

Portugal's environmental agency has given the green light for a new airport in Lisbon, but only if the project meets certain conditions, including measures to reduce noise and protect wildlife.
Reuters - Published

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

Fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden will speak next month by video at Web Summit in Lisbon, billed by the organizers as the world's largest annual tech conference.
Reuters - Published

Europe's loneliest far-right party losing election battle in Portugal

Waving Portuguese flags, leaders of the far-right National Renovation Party (PNR) waited for more people to turn up at a mid-September rally in Lisbon, but their patriotic chants fell on deaf ears.
Reuters - Published

Far-right conference in Lisbon draws hundreds on to streets in protest

Hundreds of activists marched through some of Lisbon's main streets on Saturday in protest at a conference of far-right groups organized by Portugal's Nova Ordem Social which attracted around 65 people..
Reuters - Published

Portugal charges 89 Hells Angels after Lisbon attack last year

Portuguese prosecutors have charged 89 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club with involvement in organized crime, attempted murder, robbery and drug trafficking, the public prosecutor's office..
Reuters - Published

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