Lisbon ( Lisboa) Capital
Flag Symbol Official name: Município de Lisboa (Municipality of Lisbon) Name origin: Lisboa, derivative of Latin Portuguese Ulyssippo after ; and/or Roman Ulysses Olissipona, for the name of the Tagus Motto: Muito Nobre e Sempre Leal (Very Noble and Always Loyal) Nickname: A Cidade das Sete Colinas (The City of Seven Hills), Rainha do Mar (Queen of the Sea), A Cidade da Tolerância (The City of Tolerance), A Cidade da Luz (The City of the Light) Country Portugal NUTS II Region Lisbon metropolitan area NUTS III Subregion Lisbon metropolitan area District Lisbon Municipality Lisbon Civil parishes ( see text) River Tagus River Location Lisbon - elevation 2 m (7 ft) - coordinates 38°42′50″N 9°8′22″W / 38°42′50″N 9°8′22″W / 38.71389; -9.13944 Highest point 227 m - location Serra de Monsanto, Lisbon - elevation 199 m (653 ft) - coordinates 38°43′43″N 9°11′5″W / 38°43′43″N 9°11′5″W / 38.72861; -9.18472 Lowest point Sea level - location Atlantic Ocean - elevation 0 m (0 ft) Area 100.05 km 2 (39 sq mi) - urban 958 km 2 (370 sq mi) - metro 3,015 km 2 (1,164 sq mi) Population 505,526 (  2017) - urban 2,700,000  - metro 2,827,514   Density 6,446.2/km 2 (16,696/sq mi) Settlement Prior to Roman rule - City c. 1256 LAU / Concelho Câmara Municipal - location Praça do Município, , Lisbon Grande Lisboa - elevation 33 m (108 ft) - coordinates 38°42′29″N 9°8′18″W / 38°42′29″N 9°8′18″W / 38.70806; -9.13833 President ( Fernando Medina ) PS Municipal chair Helena Roseta ( ) PS Timezone ( WET ) UTC - summer (DST) ( WEST ) UTC+1 Postal zone 1149-014 Lisboa Area code & prefix (+351) 21 XXX-XXXX Demonym Lisboeta or Alfacinha Patron saint and Vincent of Saragossa Anthony of Lisbon Municipal address Praça do Município, 1 1149-014 Lisboa Municipal holidays 13 June ( ) St. Anthony's Day Wikimedia Commons: Lisbon Website: http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/ Lisbon ( /; : Portuguese , Lisboa IPA: [liʒˈboɐ] () ) listen is the capital and the largest city of  , with an estimated population of 505,526 Portugal within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km  2. Its  extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the urban area in the 11th-most populous urban area . European Union About 3 million people live in the  (which represents approximately 27% of the country's population). Lisbon Metropolitan Area It is mainland  's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and the River Atlantic Ocean . The westernmost areas of its metro area form the westernmost point of Tagus , which is known as Continental Europe , located in the Cabo da Roca Sintra Mountains
Lisbon is recognised as a
by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. alpha-level global city Lisbon is the only Portuguese city besides Porto to be recognised as a global city.   It is one of the major economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest  on Europe's Atlantic coast. container ports Additionally,  served 26.7 million passengers in 2017, being the busiest airport in Portugal, the 3rd busiest in the Iberian Peninsula and the 20th busiest in Europe, Humberto Delgado Airport and the  and the motorway network system of high-speed rail links the main cities of Portugal (such as Alfa Pendular , Braga and Porto ) to Lisbon. Coimbra The city is the 9th-most-visited city in  , after Southern Europe , Rome , Istanbul , Barcelona , Milan , Venice , Madrid and Florence , with 3,320,300 tourists in 2017. Athens The  contributes with a Lisbon region than any other higher GDP PPP per capita in Portugal. Its GDP amounts to 96.3 billion USD and thus $32,434 per capita. region  The city occupies 32nd place of highest gross earnings in the world.  Most of the headquarters of multinationals in the country are located in the Lisbon area.  It is also the political centre of the country, as its seat of  and residence of the Government . Head of State
Lisbon is one of the
, and one of the oldest in oldest cities in the world , predating other modern European capitals such as Western Europe , London and Paris by centuries. Rome made it a Julius Caesar called municipium Felicitas Julia, adding to the name . Ruled by a series of Olissipo from the 5th century, it was captured by the Germanic tribes in the 8th century. In 1147, the Moors under Crusaders Afonso Henriques and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal. Unlike most capital cities, Lisbon's status as the capital of Portugal has never been granted or confirmed officially – by reconquered the city or in written form. Its position as the capital has formed through statute , making its position as constitutional convention de facto capital a part of the . Constitution of Portugal
One claim often repeated in non-academic literature is that the name of Lisbon can be traced back to Phoenician times, usually referring to the supposed Phoenician term
Alis-Ubo, meaning "safe harbour". Lisbon's origin may in fact derive from Proto-Celtic or Celtic  Olisippo, Lissoppo or a similar name which other visiting peoples like the Ancient Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans adapted accordingly.
Roman authors of the first century AD referred to popular legends that the city of Lisbon was founded by the mythical hero
Odysseus on his journey home from Troy.  Although modern archaeological excavations show a Phoenician presence at this location since 1200 BC,  neither of these folk etymologies has any historical credibility.
Another conjecture based on ancient
suggests that the name of the settlement derived from the pre-Roman appellation for the Tagus River, hydronymy Lisso or Lucio. Lisbon's name was written Ulyssippo in Latin by the geographer , a native of Pomponius Mela . It was later referred to as "Olisippo" by Hispania and by the Greeks as Pliny the Elder Olissipo (Ὀλισσιπών) or Olissipona (Ὀλισσιπόνα). 
Internationally, Lisbon's name is abbreviated to 'LX' or to 'LIS', which is also the
of the IATA airport code .
Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport
Chavacano de Zamboanga:
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni:
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: