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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 RealChaves, 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:





Grande Porto


Entre Douro e Vouga


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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