The capital and biggest city of Portugal, within the western the main nation regarding the Tagus River estuary. A historical Iberian settlement, it was held by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, taken because of the Romans in 205 B.C., and conquered by the Moors c. A.D. 714. Reconquered because of the Portuguese in 1147, it flourished when you look at the 16th century through the heyday of colonial expansion in Africa and India. The city was devastated by an important quake in 1755. Population: 565,000.
the administrative centre of Portugal as well as the region of Lisbon.