This is a ready-to-use database containing all the cities in Portugal. All data can be fetched through REST and GraphQL APIs, or just by cloning the database to your app. Data source: GeoNames.
The database is providing a list of Portugal’s villages, towns and cities. It contains cities of all sizes in about 800 rows. Each of the records in the database is providing information about the entity including ASCII format name, geolocation, elevation, population and time zone.
Portugal is officially known as the Portuguese Republic. It is basically a country located in the southwestern Europe on Iberian Peninsula. It is mainland Europe’s westernmost sovereign state that is being bordered by Spain to the east and north, Atlantic Ocean to the south and west. Territory of Portugal also includes Azores and Madeira’s Atlantic archipelagos. However, both of these are autonomous regions containing their own governments. The National and official language of this country is Portuguese.
Portugal is known to be one of the oldest nation states on Iberian Peninsula and in Europe as well. Since prehistoric times, its territory has been settled, fought and invaded continuously. The territory is also inhabited by Celtic and pre-Celtic people, visited by Ancient Greeks, Phoenicians-Carthaginians, and even ruled by the Romans followed by the Visigothic Germanic and Suebi peoples’ invasions. After Iberian Peninsula’s conquest by Muslims, a major part of Portugal’s territory became Al-Andalus.
During this period, it was known to be “Age of Discovery”, with pioneered maritime exploration by Portuguese explorers, with discovery of what became Brazil in 1500. In the same period, the country also monopolized spice trade that divided the world into dominion with Castile’s hemispheres and expanded its military campaigns in Asian regions. However, the prior opulence of Portugal was erased by the events such as the country's occupation during Napoleonic Wars, Lisbon earthquake, and Brazil’s independence. After the deposition of monarchy in the 1910 revolution, the first republic of Portugal was established. But later the Estado Novo authoritarian regime superseded that. Democracy here was restored in 1974 after the Carnation Revolution that ended the Colonial War of Portuguese. After that independence was granted to overseas territories. Macau's handover to China ended what could be considered as the longest-lived colonial empire in 1999.
Portugal has a profound influence on its culture, linguistic and architecture globally, with its legacy of various Portuguese-based creoles and 250 million speakers (Portuguese). It is known to be a developed country with high living standards and advanced economy. However, it is ranked in different aspects for following ranks.
Portugal is also a member of:
It was a founding member of:
Here is the list of cities located in Portugal. However, in Portugal city is known to be an honorific term that is being used to give locations meeting specific criteria including:
The 1980’s demographic expansion of the country prompted various towns’ elevation to the status of city. However, as of 2018, about 159 locations are being considered as cities in Portugal. A city is not an administrative division in Portugal; therefore, it does not correspond to a municipality here generally. However, this comes up with an exception of completely urban municipalities including Porto, Lisbon, Entroncamento, São João da Madeira, and Amadora. Paredes Municipality is the most cities’ municipality, which contains four cities.
Since the time when Portugal became an independent kingdom in 1128, 8 locations have always been considered as cities. These locations are including:
Guarda is the very first city that was proclaimed in 1911 as a part of independent Portuguese kingdom. However, the most recent cities of Portugal are including:
While on the other hand, when it comes to the most populated cities of Portugal then these are the following:
Knowing these facts have certainly given you pretty enough knowledge about Portugal.