Fachadas y Tejados - Oporto - Porto - Portugal

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu]), also known as Oporto in English, is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe. Its administrative limits (an area of 41.66 km²/16 sq.mi) include a population of 237,584 (2011) inhabitants distributed within 15 civil parishes. The urban area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city, has a population of 1.3 million (2011)[4] in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi),[5] making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal. The Porto Metropolitan Area includes approximately 1.7 million people,.[6][7][8] It is recognized as a Gamma- level global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group,[9] being one of five cities on the Iberian Peninsula with global city status, (the others being Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and Valencia). Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale,[10] has been referred to as the origin for the name "Portugal", based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese the name of the city is spelled with a definite article as "o Porto" (English: the port). Consequently, its English name evolved from a misinterpretation of the oral pronunciation and referred to as "Oporto" in modern literature and by many speakers.


Oporto (en portugués, Porto) es la segunda ciudad más importante de Portugal después de Lisboa. Tiene 237.559 (2011) habitantes, además de Vila Nova de Gaia, que forma parte de su área metropolitana de 1.816.045 habitantes. Contornan el núcleo central de la ciudad de Oporto la subregión de Gran Oporto y de manera más amplia el Área Metropolitana de Oporto. Se encuentra en el norte del país, en la ribera derecha del Duero en su desembocadura en el océano Atlántico. Es sede del Distrito de Oporto, en la Región Norte de Portugal.

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (20)

Michel Chéron on March 24, 2013

J'aime cette géométrie

L1

AngelUzquiza on March 24, 2013

Hello, Michel!

Thank you for your comment! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

dlgm.clare on March 24, 2013

LIKE! This series very colorful and full of energy, fantastic! LIKE and greetings, dlgm.cl from Hungary

AngelUzquiza on April 6, 2013

Hello, dlgm.cl!

Thank you for your comment! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

varkos on April 7, 2013

Very good capture! Like!

AngelUzquiza on May 18, 2013

Thank you for your comment, varkos! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

AngelUzquiza on July 7, 2013

Hello, papa razzi!

Thank you for your comment! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on July 14, 2013

Super composition..

AngelUzquiza on July 19, 2013

I´m glad you like it, Osho!

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

Philippe Buffard on July 23, 2013

Funny detail

Like

AngelUzquiza on July 26, 2013

I´m glad you like it,Philippe!

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

danimero on July 29, 2013

Buen encuadre de este colorido detalle de una fachada de Oporto. Me gusta mucho

Ten una feliz semana, Daniel

AngelUzquiza on August 11, 2013

Hola Daniel!

Muchas gracias por tu comentario! Me alegro de que te guste!

Estamos en contacto! Que pases un buen día!

Saludos! ,Angel

Blaustich on August 31, 2013

looks friendly. Well taken. L.

AngelUzquiza on September 21, 2013

Hello, Blaustich!

Thank you for your comment! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

Giannino Lux on December 25, 2013

beautiful composition - L I K E - The best wishes from Rome - Gianni

AngelUzquiza on December 25, 2013

Thank you for your comment, Gianni! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact!

Happy Merry Christmas!!! ! , Angel

Heidiho on February 18, 2014

a funny balcony

AngelUzquiza on April 5

Thank you for your comment, Heidiho! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact!

Best regards ,Angel

berndhelmer 10 hours ago

Einfach schön! L12.

Viele Grüße, Helmer

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 23, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by AngelUzquiza
    • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
    • Taken on 2011/06/25 13:42:55
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO3200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

Groups