The municipalities located at
north side of the Rio Tejo
(Tagus River) - Amadora, Cascais, Lisboa, Loures, Mafra,
Odivelas, Oeiras, Sintra and Vila Franca de Xira -, are included in the
The municipalities located at the south side of Rio Tejo -
Alcochete, Almada, Barreiro, Moita, Montijo, Palmela, Seixal, Sesimbra
and Setúbal -, are included in the Setúbal District.
See it in the Portugal Map
It's the largest
population concentration in Portugal with more than 2,808,000 inhabitants
(more than 1/4 of the Portuguese population). The active population
exceeds the 1.3 million.
About 33% of the
national employment is located here and this region
contributes with more than 36% to the Gross Domestic Product.
It covers and area of
approximately 2,960 Km2 (about 3,2 % of the territory of