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Area

 

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

 

Inhab/Km2: 175.8

 

Population (N.): 3,741,092 (2010)2

 

          

 

ü The North has good infrastructures: motorways, railways, ports and air transport systems.

 

 

 

 

 

Maritime ports 2 Maritime Ports (Viana do Castelo and Leixões)

  

  

  

Railway network516.2 km of railway network

        Electrified rail network: 397 km 

        Double rail network: 119,2 km

 

 

 

Airports and AerodromesAirport - Porto city

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:

        

Minho-Lima

Cávado

Ave

Grande Porto

Tâmega

Entre Douro e Vouga

Douro

Alto Trás-os-Montes 

 

 

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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