lisboa

Lisbon

[liz-buhn]
noun
a seaport in and the capital of Portugal, in the SW part, on the Tagus estuary.
Portuguese Lisboa [leezh-baw-uh] .
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Lisbon (ˈlɪzbən)
 
n
Portuguese name: Lisboa the capital and chief port of Portugal, in the southwest on the Tagus estuary: became capital in 1256; subject to earthquakes and severely damaged in 1755; university (1911). Pop: 1 892 891 (2001)

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Portugal
late 14c., Portyngale, from M.L. Portus Cale (Roman name of modern Oporto), "the port of Gaya." Alfonso, Count of Portucale, became the first king of Portugal.
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Lisbon [(liz-buhn)]

Capital of Portugal and largest city in the country, located in western Portugal on the Tagus River where it broadens to enter the Atlantic Ocean; a major port, and Portugal's political, economic, and cultural center.

Note: Because Lisbon was a neutral city, it became a center for international political activity during World War II.
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