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Lisbon and Sediments in the Tagus River, Portugal

38.7N 9.1W

May 6th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Lisbon, Portugal - May 4th, 2009

Lisbon, Portugal - May 4th, 2009

Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal, as well as the westermost capital in mainland Europe.  It is located in the west of the country, on the Atlantic Ocean coast at the point where the river Tagus flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

Sediments in the Tagus give it a combination of dark green, light green and tan colors. Offshore, sun glint makes some water currents and wave patterns visible.

The Lisbon Metropolitan Area in total has around 2.8 million inhabitants, and 3.34 million people live in the broader agglomeration of the Lisbon Metropolitan Region. The most populated areas appear tan in color in the image, located along the coast and the riverbanks.

The city occupies an area of 84.8 km2 (33 sq mi). The city boundaries, unlike those of most major cities, are narrowly defined around the historical city perimeter.

The western side of the city is mainly occupied by the Monsanto Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in Europe with an area close to 10 square kilometres (almost 4 sq mi).

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