PORTO

in numbers

Unless specified, values ​​refer to Greater Porto

POPULATION

237 591

inhabitants

reside in the small municipality of Porto, which, with just over 40 square kilometers, is part of a much, much larger human concentration.

2.06 million

people

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.

3.21 million

people

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.

5.35 million

people
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! :)

15%

of the population is under 15 years old

86%

of the population is under 65 years old
This value translates into one of the youngest regions in Europe.

4%

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.

SOCIETY

3 520

firefighters

7 896

police officers

12 320

doctors

29 539

professors

72 036

college students at the Academic Federation of Porto
University of Porto is the nation's largest University.

99.1%

houses with piped drinking water

3.4%

crime rate

89%

crimes solved by the police

0.374%

impunity rate

71.5%

non catholic marriages

ECONOMY

$119.47B

GDP(PPP)

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.

230 000+

companies

1 325€

average monthly salary of employees

~ US$1.482

32 000+

millionaires

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.

5

billionaires

were born in Greater Porto in the 20th century

33 000+

people receiving unemployment benefit
A high number, even if smaller than it once was. Things are changing for the better!

~1 100

homeless people

31th

city

with more international colloquiums and congresses held in the World

0.921

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.

TOURISM

5.8 million

tourists

per year in Porto Region

275

hotels

80

luxury hotels

891

guest houses & B&B

130

hostels

10

campsites

11

motels

1 397

tourism units

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.

2 337

tourist apartments
RESTAURANTS

2 947

portuguese cuisine restaurants

1 890

international cuisine restaurants

468

italians

315

spanish

232

japanese

176

americans

116

brasilians

99

chinese

47

french

34

indians

25

turquish

55

represented nationalities
After the TOP10, the remaining 45 nations are represented by 22 or less restaurants, each.

149

vegetarian restaurants
One third of them are vegan.

5 397

restaurants
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

984

Bars and Nightclubs

92

Gardens and Parks

127

Museums

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.

89

movie theaters

4

Zoos

- Maia Zoo
- Santo Inácio Zoo
- Gaia Biological Park
- Feira Ornithological Park

3

Aquariums

- Sea Life Porto Oceanarium
- Aguda Aquarium
- Marine Zoology Station (Foz Aquarium)

4

public swimming pools on the beach
- Solário Atlântico Swimming Pool
- Granja Swimming Pool
- Das Marés Swimming Pool
- Póvoa Swimming Pool

8

Marinas

- 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.

9

Golf Clubs

- 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

2

- Casinos

- Casino da Póvoa
- Casino Espinho

A third casino is being discussed.

39

Hot water pools open at night

32

Public Libraries

37 000+

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.

8 380

Tickets sold annually per 1000 inhabitants at concerts and theaters

Beach, Sea & Sun

61

kilometers

Porto Coast

Extension

128

beaches

102

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!

50

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.

173

beach bars
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.

357

seafront terraces

48

surf Schools
It is the largest concentration of surf schools in Europe.

2 900

annual sunshine hours
An average of 245 days of sun per year.

13°

minimum sea temperature in Winter

18°

average sea temperature in Spring

24°

maximum sea temperature in Summer
22° of max temperature in open sea, 24° at certain beaches, such as Matosinhos Beach.
TRANSPORTS & COMMUNICATION ROUTES

1

International Airport

2

National Aerodromes

1

International Seaport

1

International Cruise Terminal

6

Metro Lines

The network is currently 70 kilometers long and new lines are already planned, which will double its current size.

81

metro stations

4

urban train lines

CP Porto cover an area of 3.5 million people - one of the largest coverages in the European Union. The lines are:
- São Bento - Aveiro
- São Bento - Braga
- São Bento - Guimarães
- São Bento - Marco de Canaveses

81

urban train stations

2

passenger train national hub stations
- Estação de São Bento
- Estação de Campanhã

2

freight train national hub stations
- Estação de Contumil
- Terminal Ferroviário de Leixões

18

bus operators

713

bus lines (all operators)

1 386

STCP bus stops
STCP is the biggest of the 18 bus operators. Of all, it has the most connections between the various municipalities of Porto Area and downtown, the beaches, the main train and subway stations, and also the international airport.

530

Avenues

17 135

Streets

237

Squares & Plazas

13

highways

309Km

of highways
The length of the 13 highways that are within the perimeter of Porto Urban Area is longer than Portugal's longest highway - the A1 Porto-Lisbon (306 km).

61.6Km

Extension of A41 Highway -
Porto's biggest circular highway

infra-
structures

193 836

Buildings

0

Skyscrapers
So far, no skyscrapers here...


1

"Skyscraper"
Located on Virgem Mount, one of the highest spots in Porto, stands the RTP Tower - a 177 metre building. And because we're in a coastal city, its height at sea level has relevance.

Its peak is located 393 metres above the sea level, and can be seen from any point of Greater Porto, if nothing obstructs the sight (stands taller than Eiffeil Tower or Empire State Building, relative to the city lower districts).

It is, for this reason, the only structure in Portugal that really looks like a real skyscraper, even if technically it' s not.

2 114

Schools

64

Colleges

20

hospitals

São João Hospital, Porto's largest hospital, has a daily pendular population of 50 thousand. Some important portuguese towns and cities have less inhabitants than that!

41

health centers

427

pharmacies

63

shopping centers

503

gas stations

92

covered public parkings

432 thousand square meters

of Marinas

1.6 Million m2
dedicated to commercial areas
The sum of all the Gross Leasable Area of ​​every shopping center, department store, megastore and street store. As a point of reference, Aliados Avenue is 32,000m2 wide. If we would combine all the commercial area into one store, that store would be 50 times larger than Aliados Avenue (or 224 times larger than a full scale pro soccer field).
1.7 Million m2
dedicated to offices
For the first time in History, in 2018, Porto's office area surpassed its own commercial area. Also of note is its annual growth - around 50 thousand m2 and increasing every year. Of the 1.7 million, 900 thousand are concentrated in the Central Area - currently declared as the Central Business District. It would take 53 Aliados Avenues or 238 pro soccer fields to fit all of Porto offices. Long gone are the days when Industry was the only source of significant wealth, locally. The city-region is becoming, more and more, a consolidated financial hub.

2.4 Million m2

Area within the Perimeter of Leixões International Seaport
A figure that puts Leixões as a major seaport of Europe.

2.5 Million m2

Area within the Perimeter of Petrogal Oil Refinery

3 Million m2

Area within the Perimeter of Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport

21.3 km2

dedicated to Industrial Areas
The total area of ​​all Greater Porto Industrial Areas, including any street or parking within their respective perimeters. Thousands and thousands of pavilions make up what is one of the most industrialized areas in Europe, and which are a significant source of wealth for Portugal. Some important portuguese cities such as Évora, Leiria or Viseu would fit, entirely, in this areas.

OTHERS

2 124€

(US$2 297)
Average value of Porto square meter

19.5 million

tons of cargo are handled annually at the Leixões Seaport
Leixões Seaport, alone, represents 1/4 of all Portuguese International Trade. (Including trade outside seaports, such as airports, trains and trucks). A true Lusitanian Colossus!

125 000+

passengers embarked and / or disembarked in Leixões, annually

35 000+

tons of cargo are handled annually at the International Airport
Leixões handle 557 times more cargo than the International Airport... as the Belgians would say: Fòck! :O

13.1 million

annual passenger arrivals at Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport
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