Porto.

porto.

What does Porto mean?

Porto or Oporto ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu] ( listen)) is the second-largest city in Portugal, the capital of the Porto District, and one of the Iberian Peninsula s major urban areas.

What is Porto’s Sé Cathedral?

Set in a prime location overlooking the city centre, Porto’s Sé Cathedral is a magnificent Romanesque building dating right back to the 12th century.

What is the relative location of Porto?

/  41.1621417°N 8.6219528°W  / 41.1621417; -8.6219528 /  41.1621417°N 8.6219528°W  / 41.1621417; -8.6219528 Porto or Oporto ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu] ( listen)) is the second-largest city in Portugal, the capital of the Porto District, and one of the Iberian Peninsula s major urban areas.

What was Porto like in the 18th and 19th centuries?

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the city became an important industrial centre and its size and population increased. The invasion of the Napoleonic troops in Portugal under Marshal Soult brought war to the city of Porto.

What is the meaning of the Portuguese word porto?

In Portuguese, the name of the city includes a definite article: o Porto (the port or the harbor), which is where its English name Oporto comes from.

What does Oporto mean?

Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu]; also known as Oporto in English) is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian Peninsula.

What is the population of Porto?

Porto city has a population of 287,591 and a metropolitan area with 2.3 million people (2011) in an area of 2,395 km 2 (925 sq mi), making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal.

What is Porto known for?

Porto plus the conurbation to which it belongs and has Porto municipality as its central core forming the nucleus of the conurbation, is a major industrial and financial center of both Portugal and the Iberian Peninsula.

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