Why the North Region?
ü The North has one of the largest land areas in mainland Portugal, with an international land border of 568km and a coastline of 142km.
Area (km2): 21,286
Population (N.): 3,741,092 (2010)2
ü The North has good infrastructures: motorways, railways, ports and air transport systems.
2 Maritime Ports (Viana do Castelo and Leixões)
516.2 km of railway network
Electrified rail network: 397 km
Double rail network: 119,2 km
1 Airport - Porto city
9 Aerodromes - Braga, Bragança, Maia, Mirandela, Mogadouro, Vila Real,
Chaves, Espinho, Macedo de Cavaleiros
ü The North Region (NUT II) covers 8 Districts: Viana do Castelo, Bragança, Braga, Porto, Vila Real, and part of Aveiro, Viseu and Guarda districts. For statistical purposes this Region is divided into 8 NUT III, with different characteristics:
Entre Douro e Vouga
ü With a rich cultural heritage combined with other diversified and modern resources, the North region has a strong potential for tourism development.
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