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Portugal Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 10,299   Population 2000 (UN '000) 10,016
Area (km2) 91,421   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 5
Number of Administrative Units 4,228   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 2
Number of Urban Extents 68   Number of Settlement Points 460

Portugal Details

Continent Europe
Country Name Portugal
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 3.0
Leve1 Type Continente
Level2 Type Distrito
Level3 Type Freguesia
Number of Units 4,228
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 2
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 10,142
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 10,252
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 10,299
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 9,899
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 9,916
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 10,016
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 91,421
Average Input Resolution (km) 5
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 460
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 573,830
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 3,455
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 14,898
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 68
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 2,579
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 2
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 188
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 12,780
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,383,942
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,203
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 103,014
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 7,004,950
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 14%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 69%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 66%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 150
Regression-estimated Extents 12
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
"Censos 2001": Recenseamento da General da Populac?o; Instituto Nacional de Estatistica, Portugal. 1991 population census figures from the Instituto Nacional de Estatistica, Portugal: .
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE) distributed by Eurographics: (SABE 2001 date of release : February 2003).
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Getty, Times Atlas of the World, 1999, NIMA, University of Texas Map Collection, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Agglomerations of 10,000 inhabi-tants or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Recent boundary divisions were accomodated in the following attribution of population: (1) Agualva, Cachem, Mira-Sinta, and S. Marcos merged into Agualva-Cachem; (2) Caxias merged into Paco de Arcos; (3) Aguas Vivas merged into Palacoulo; (4) Santa Cruz/Trindade merged into Outero Seco; (5) Gandaras merged into Lousa; (6) Meia Via merged into Torres Novas (Santiago); (7) Ilhues (Porto Santo) merged into Porto Santo; (8) Porto Martins merged into Cabo de Praia; (9) Longueira/Almograve merged into Odemeira (S. Salvador); (10) Boavista dos Pinheiros merged into Odemeira (S. Maria).
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
Coastline matched to DCW