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The city of Amadora is one of the 18 municipalities of Lisbon Metropolitan Area and is among the 10 most populous cities of the country. It spans an area of about 24km2, with a population of 175136 residents (census 2011), wich reflects a high population density. It is a multicultural city where people from different ethnicities, nationalities and religions coexist in a peaceful community. Thus, Amadora City Council has developed different strategies to give its citizens the opportunity to interact and participate in the city life through participatory processes so as to promote social cohesion.


Located along the northern coast of Portugal and included in the metropolitan area of ​​Porto (metropolitan area of ​​Porto), the municipality of Valongo offers diverse landscapes, ancient culture, delicious food and a rich history. Its area of ​​75, 12 km2 allows it to coexist with the cities of Alfena, Ermesinde and Valongo and the villages of Campo and Sobrado coexist. Valongo welcomes throughout the year festivals and fairs, aims at reviving local identity marks.