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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





 7  Aerodromes - Coimbra, 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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