Grande Lisboa

Grande Lisboa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡɾɐ̃d(ɨ) liʒˈbo.ɐ]; English: Greater Lisbon) is a former Portuguese NUTS III subregion integrated in the Lisboa Region. It was abolished at the January 2015 NUTS 3 revision.[1] It is part of the historical Estremadura Province. It includes the capital and prime city of Portugal, Lisbon (Lisboa in Portuguese). It is the main economical subregion of the country. It covers 1,376 km2 and it is the most populous and most densely populated Portuguese subregion (2,042,477 inhabitants and 1,483.6 inhabitants/km2[2]).

Map showing the location of the Grande Lisboa subregion


In spite of getting the name Grande Lisboa, the subregion did not take the entire area of the Lisbon metropolitan area, because it does not include the municipalities on the South bank of the Tagus river estuary, known as Península de Setúbal, which the term at times also applied to.

The area is bordered in the North by the Centro Region, in the West by the Atlantic Ocean, in the East by the Ribatejo region and in the South by the Tagus River estuary.

This subregion is the leading services center for the entire country and it also has a large industrial output. It is served by the busiest Portuguese airport, an international harbor and an extensive network of highways, and mass transportation, like commuter, regional and international railways.


Municipality Area (km2)[3] Population (2011)[4] N.U.T.S. III inclusion District inclusion Cultural Region inclusion
Amadora 24 175,136 Grande Lisboa Lisboa Estremadura
Cascais 97 206,479 Grande Lisboa Lisboa Estremadura
Lisbon 85 547,733 Grande Lisboa Lisboa Estremadura
Loures 169 205,054 Grande Lisboa Lisboa Estremadura
Mafra 292 76,685 Grande Lisboa Lisboa Estremadura
Odivelas 26 144,549 Grande Lisboa Lisboa Estremadura
Oeiras 46 172,120 Grande Lisboa Lisboa Estremadura
Sintra 319 377,835 Grande Lisboa Lisboa Estremadura
Vila Franca de Xira 318 136,886 Grande Lisboa Lisboa Ribatejo
Total 1,377 km2 2,042,477

The main urban centers are Lisboa, Amadora, Algueirão-Mem Martins, Agualva-Cacém, Queluz and Odivelas.


  1. ^ Adequação dos indicadores à nova organização territorial NUTS III / Entidades Intermunicipais, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, 18 March 2015
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  3. ^ "PORDATA - Superfície". Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  4. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística

External linksEdit

  Media related to Grande Lisboa at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°42′N 9°11′W / 38.700°N 9.183°W / 38.700; -9.183