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[liz-buh n] /ˈlɪz bən/
a seaport in and the capital of Portugal, in the SW part, on the Tagus estuary.
Portuguese Lisboa
[leezh-baw-uh] /liʒˈbɔ ə/ (Show IPA)
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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) Portuguese name Lisboa (liʒˈboə)
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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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