Unless specified, values refer to Greater Porto
reside in the small municipality of Porto, which, with just over 40 square kilometers, is part of a much, much larger human concentration.
live within 25 minutes from Downtown Porto. This continuous built up area occupies 2% of the national territory and aggregates 1/5 of the nation's population.
live within 40 minutes from Downtown Porto. This area aggregates the urban area that sprawls from the District of Braga to the District of Aveiro (with Porto between). Almost 1/3 of the nation's population reside in just 4% of its territory, being the largest human agglomeration of Portugal.
live within 65 minutes from Downtown Porto. Surrounding the broader metropolis of Porto-Braga-Aveiro, there are a multitude of cities and towns, very close to each other and to Porto itself. Together, they aggregate significantly more than 5 million people, making Aliados Avenue one of Europe's TOP10 places with more human beings nearby! It's the undisputed biggest centrality of Portugal. A fact not well known, due to the efforts of some entities to obfuscate this. Let us shed some light on the subject! :)
of the population is under 15 years old
of the population is under 65 years old
This value translates into one of the youngest regions in Europe.
of the population were not born in Portugal
This value excludes the descendants of the immigrants who adopt, or not, part or all of the culture of the countries from which their family comes. It is estimated that about 20% of the Porto population live under the canons of a culture other than the Portuguese. In Downtown, in particular, the percentage rises, and there was debates about the possibility of - in the next years - its foreign population surpassing the portuguese.
college students at the Academic Federation of Porto
University of Porto is the nation's largest University.
houses with piped drinking water
crimes solved by the police
non catholic marriages
When Portugal reached, in 2008, its economic peak - US$341 billion of Gross Domestic Product (Purchasing Power Parity) - and the region where Porto is located contributed to 35% of that value, Porto Region exceeded the $119B mark. That value equals (roughly) to 13% of Los Angeles GDP(PPP) and 7% of Tokyo's. And also 11% of New York and 46% of Madrid. Since long time ago, it is considered the economic engine of Portugal. With no surprise, AEP (Business Association of Portugal) headquarters are located here.
average monthly salary of employees
live within 45 minutes from Downtown Porto. This number translates into the largest concentration of millionaires per square meter in Portugal, and one of the largest in Europe. In absolute terms, it's on TOP100 worldwide.
were born in Greater Porto in the 20th century
people receiving unemployment benefit
A high number, even if smaller than it once was. Things are changing for the better!
with more international colloquiums and congresses held in the World
Human Development Index (HDI)
HDI evaluates all metrics that contribute to the overall development of Civilization, and can range from 0 to 1. Values above 0.800 are considered very high. For example, Germany's HDI is 0.939, the UK's 0.920, and Portugal's 0.850. In this regard, Greater Porto is well above of the national average, and even above the UK.
per year in Porto Region
guest houses & B&B
The sum of all hotels, B&B, and every type of unit 100% dedicated to tourism. A far greater value than in the early years of the 21st century.
portuguese cuisine restaurants
international cuisine restaurants
After the TOP10, the remaining 45 nations are represented by 22 or less restaurants, each.
One third of them are vegan.
The total number of restaurants, regardless of type. (Excluding dining venues such as clubs, nightclubs, bars, snack bars, or any space other than a restaurant, specifically. If everything were accounted for, the 10,000 mark would be passed.)
LEISURE & CULTURE
Bars and Nightclubs
Gardens and Parks
More than 1/4 are major museums, about half are medium and small museums, and the rest are museological nuclei (spaces not much larger than a house jam packed with culture).
Of all, the most visited is Serralves - with 948,000 annual visitors, it is the 84th most visited art museum in the World.
- Maia Zoo
- Santo Inácio Zoo
- Gaia Biological Park
- Feira Ornithological Park
- Sea Life Porto Oceanarium
- Aguda Aquarium
- Marine Zoology Station (Foz Aquarium)
public swimming pools on the beach
- Solário Atlântico Swimming Pool
- Granja Swimming Pool
- Das Marés Swimming Pool
- Póvoa Swimming Pool
- Porto Atlântico Marina
- Marina da Póvoa
- Marina do Freixo
- Douro Marina
And also 4 mini marinas located on the outskirts, by the river: Marina do Covelo, Marina de Pombal, Marina do Porto Carvoeiro and Marina de Melres.
- Oporto Golf Club
- Miramar Golf Club
- Estela Golf Club
- City Golf Club
- Quinta do Fojo Golf Club
- Aqueduto Golf Club
- Aviz Golf Club
- Amarante Golf Club
- Vale Pisão Golf Club
- Casino da Póvoa
- Casino Espinho
A third casino is being discussed.
Hot water pools open at night
Annual Cultural Events
That's more than 100 events a day. Today, Porto has one of the world's largest number of events per capita. And about 80% more cultural activity than in 2001.
Tickets sold annually per 1000 inhabitants at concerts and theaters
Beach, Sea & Sun
Beaches awarded with the Blue Flag
80% of the beaches have the distinction of Excellence. Dozens of miles of non polluted, guarded urban beaches - One of the biggest extensions in the World!
beaches awarded with the Golden Flag
The Golden Flag is awarded when the beach receives the Blue Flag five consecutive years. Those beaches are not considered excellent, but consistently excellent.
The Portuguese trend of building bars on the so-called 'urban beaches', combined with the large number of urban beaches, results in a considerable supply of beach bars.
It is the largest concentration of surf schools in Europe.
annual sunshine hours
An average of 245 days of sun per year.
minimum sea temperature in Winter
average sea temperature in Spring
maximum sea temperature in Summer
22° of max temperature in open sea, 24° at certain beaches, such as Matosinhos Beach.
TRANSPORTS & COMMUNICATION ROUTES