Geography Now! Portugal

Thanks to a post on Reddit/Portugal
There’s this upbeat geographical and occasionally historic look at Portugal.
Was somewhat surprised to see that Sintra was as big as the statistics show.

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That was so CUTE!! Yeah, me, too. Didn’t know Sintra was so big. Thanks a lot for posting that!

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Thanks for the post. Sintra is actually not the second largest city, and it’s not even a cidade (city) at all. Just like Cascais, it’s holding dear to the more marketable title of vila (town) :smile: The author of the video was probably thinking of Sintra the municipality (concelho, município), not Sintra the town. And of its total population, not its size.

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For some strange reason, I was looking at this today: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Portugal - it makes the distinction you describe, between the town itself and the municipality and region/district.

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