The capital city of Portugal is Lisbon which is located in the western portion of the country at the mouth of the Tagus River. The city’s west side is the site of a large urban park called the Parque Florestal de Monsanto (Monsanto Forest Park). Lisbon has a long history dating back to the Neolithic period.
Lisbon’s current population is approximately 2,700,000. In 2013 the total population of Portugal’s capital metropolitan area was 2,821,876. This includes two subdivisions; Grande Lisboa (to the north) and Peninsula de Setúbal (to the south), which combined are known as the Região de Lisboa (Lisbon Region). Lisbon’s population density stands at 16,730 residents per square mile.
Lisbon is home to a wide variety of historic and cultural attractions. The downtown area of the city is home to the Commerce Square and is brimming with unique shops, restaurants, and galleries. The well-known Column of Pedro IV can be found in Rossio Square. Lisbon’s Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is a 16th century monastery which is currently an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The climate of Lisbon can be described as Mediterranean which is dominated by warm moist temperatures. The summer season in Portugal’s largest city is dry while the winters are wet. During July, the city’s hottest month, temperatures usually reach an excess of over 71.6F with a daily average of 75.2F. Lisbon’s coldest month is January with an average temperature of 52F. November is Lisbon’s wettest month with an average rainfall amount of 5 inches.
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