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 Centre Region

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Area 

 

Why the Centre Region?

 

 

ü The Centre has the second largest land area in mainland Portugal, with an international land border of 270km and a coastline of 280km.

  

 

 

Area (km2): 28,199.4

 

Inhab/Km2: 84.3

 

Population (N.): 2,375,902 (2010)

 

 

 

ü The Centre as good infrastructures: motorways, railways, ports and air transport systems.

 

 

 

Maritime ports  2 Maritime Ports (Aveiro, Figueira da Foz)

  

 

 

   

Railway network 997.8 km of railway network

            Electrified rail network : 783,4 km

            Double rail network : 214,4 km

 

 

 

Aerodromes

 7  AerodromesCoimbra, ViseuLousã, Leiria, Seia, Castelo Branco, Torres Vedras

   

 

 

 

  

ü The Centre region (NUT II) covers 8 Districts: Coimbra, Leiria, Castelo Branco, and part of Aveiro, Viseu, Guarda, Santarém and Lisboa districts. For statistical purposes this Region is divided into 12 NUT III, with different characteristics:

 

                       Baixo Vouga                         Serra da Estrela

                       Baixo Mondego                     Beira Interior Norte

                       Pinhal Litoral                         Beira Interior Sul
                       Pinhal Interior Norte               Cova da Beira
                       Dão-Lafões                           Oeste  
                       Pinhal Interior Sul                  Médio Tejo

    

 

ü Its geographical location allows the Centre region to have a strategic positioning in the connection between the two major metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Porto.

 

ü With excellent water resources (underground and surface), the Centre has very good conditions for the development of hydropower and mini-hydropower energy sources.

 

ü With a rich natural heritage combined with beautiful landscapes and environmental surroundings, the Centre has a strong potential for tourism development.

 

 

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