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The North Region of Portugal

The North Region of Portugal is an open economy with a long tradition in international trade. Located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, its 144 kilometres of Atlantic coastline is a determinat factor of such economic tradition. The connection to the sea is remarkable element of its cultural and historical heritage.

North Region has 3.7 million inhabitants and a density of population that is 1.5 times above the average for mainland Portugal and the European Union. The dimension of the Greater Porto area, in what concerns population, economic and communication infrastructures, is noteworthy given that it encompasses a potential market of more than three million people living less than one hour in travel time from the area.

The North Region, a young, entrepreneurial and industrial region, where you can find notable artists and creators, has also made use of UNESCO’s World Heritage titles to valorise urban, historical and natural areas possessing strong potential in terms of international development and tourist appeal.

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