Population of Cities in Portugal (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
8
100,000 to 1 Million
177
10,000 to 100,000
  • Lisbon
  • Porto
  • Amadora
  • Braga
  • Setubal
  • Coimbra
  • Queluz
  • Funchal
  • Cacem
  • Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Loures
  • Evora
  • Rio de Mouro
  • Odivelas
  • Aveiro
  • Amora
  • Corroios
  • Barreiro
  • Monsanto
  • Rio Tinto
  • Sao Domingos de Rana
  • Leiria
  • Ponte de Lima
  • Faro
  • Sesimbra
  • Guimaraes
  • Ermesinde
  • Portimao
  • Cascais
  • Maia
  • Viana do Castelo
  • Beja
  • Esposende
  • Braganca
  • Almada
  • Castelo Branco
  • Alcabideche
  • Camara de Lobos
  • Guarda
  • Arrentela
  • Montijo
  • Santarem
  • Olhao
  • Povoa de Varzim
  • Senhora da Hora
  • Marinha Grande
  • Povoa de Santa Iria
  • Sequeira
  • Matosinhos
  • Gondomar

With a population of over 10 million, Portugal is one of the largest countries in the world. The country has many major cities that contribute to the total population figures. Even though it does have multiple cities that have what would be considered large populations, Portugal has yet to have any of its cities hit the one million inhabitant landmark. However, some of the biggest cities have hit other population milestones. The biggest city, Lisbon, is also the capital, and it has a population that has exceeded 500,000. The second largest city, Porto, has only half of that population but continues to grow at a steady rate to hit its next milestone of 300,000 residents. Six other cities have populations that exceed 100,000, while 176 other cities have slightly smaller populations that fall under 100,000 but exceed 10,000, altogether contributing to the country's total figures.

The majority of the Portugese people live in the urbanized cities. 2015 data from The World Bank show that just 37% of the population live in rural areas away from the cities. Judging by past figures, which show that 65% of residents lived in rural areas in 1960, migration to the larger cities because of higher education institutions, industrial opportunities, healthcare and other benefits, combined with continued growth and expansion of cities is leading to the increase in urban population. In the future, as cities began to grow and the population as a whole also sees growth, it will be interesting to see what milestones Portugal's major cities will see next.

Portugal has 0 cities with more than a million people, 8 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 177 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Portugal is Lisbon, with a population of 517,802 people.

Lisbon

This capital city is not only the largest in Portugal, but it is the 11th largest urban area in the European Union.

517,802

Porto

Porto is only one of two cities in Portugal to be recognized as a global city.

249,633

Amadora

Amadora is Portugal's most densely populated city.

178,858

Braga

This densely populated city is divided into 37 parishes.

121,394

Setubal

Setubal was first recognized as a city in 1860.

117,110

Coimbra

This city is home to University of Coimbra, which attracts national and international students and visitors.

106,582

Queluz

Queluz has a rich culture celebrated with annual festivals and events, including the Seventeeth Fair.

103,399

Funchal

Funchal is the location of the leading cruise ship port and is a popular tourist destination.

100,847

Cacem

This city is located in the Sintra municipality.

93,982

Vila Nova de Gaia

This city has 17 Blue Flag beaches, the most of any municipality in Portugal.

70,811

Name 2018 Population Location
Lisbon517,802Map
Porto249,633Map
Amadora178,858Map
Braga121,394Map
Setubal117,110Map
Coimbra106,582Map
Queluz103,399Map
Funchal100,847Map
Cacem93,982Map
Vila Nova de Gaia70,811Map
Loures66,231Map
Evora55,620Map
Rio de Mouro54,695Map
Odivelas54,624Map
Aveiro54,162Map
Amora52,577Map
Corroios52,520Map
Barreiro51,280Map
Monsanto50,000Map
Rio Tinto49,966Map
Sao Domingos de Rana46,718Map
Leiria45,112Map
Ponte de Lima44,667Map
Faro41,355Map
Sesimbra41,134Map
Guimaraes40,604Map
Ermesinde39,420Map
Portimao38,487Map
Cascais36,436Map
Maia36,426Map
Viana do Castelo36,148Map
Beja34,760Map
Esposende34,625Map
Braganca34,375Map
Almada34,008Map
Castelo Branco33,479Map
Alcabideche33,315Map
Camara de Lobos32,209Map
Guarda32,111Map
Arrentela30,156Map
Montijo30,011Map
Santarem29,385Map
Olhao29,239Map
Povoa de Varzim29,044Map
Senhora da Hora28,930Map
Marinha Grande28,916Map
Povoa de Santa Iria28,901Map
Sequeira28,502Map
Matosinhos28,070Map
Gondomar27,691Map
Aguas Santas27,686Map
Vila do Conde27,642Map
Caldas da Rainha26,647Map
Canidelo26,431Map
Viseu26,364Map
Sintra26,193Map
Paco de Arcos25,974Map
Sao Mamede de Infesta25,940Map
Torres Vedras24,443Map
Oliveira do Douro24,407Map
Fanzeres23,916Map
Charneca23,714Map
Estoril23,700Map
Carnaxide23,698Map
Pinhal Novo23,510Map
Monte Estoril23,375Map
Canico23,368Map
Pontinha23,249Map
Loule23,109Map
Sao Joao da Madeira22,079Map
Bougado21,680Map
Valongo21,328Map
Caparica21,167Map
Belas21,019Map
Linda-a-Velha20,895Map
Laranjeiro20,473Map
Carcavelos20,366Map
Camarate20,177Map
Ponta Delgada20,056Map
Entroncamento19,887Map
Moncao19,738Map
Piedade19,472Map
Custoias19,406Map
Alges19,327Map
Tomar19,168Map
Barcelos19,085Map
Pedroso18,963Map
Vilar de Andorinho18,944Map
Sao Joao da Talha18,925Map
Azeitao18,877Map
Lagos18,831Map
Quarteira18,783Map
Santa Iria da Azoia18,573Map
Ovar18,452Map
Vila Franca de Xira18,355Map
Leca da Palmeira17,996Map
Moita17,795Map
Sacavem17,718Map
Covilha17,610Map
Ramada17,535Map
Pombal17,355Map
Ilhavo17,236Map
Parede17,212Map
Condeixa-a-Nova17,078Map
Sao Pedro da Cova17,011Map
Vila Real17,001Map
Palmela16,934Map
Fafe16,868Map
Feira16,376Map
Leca do Bailio16,103Map
Vialonga16,088Map
Albufeira15,851Map
Baguim do Monte15,850Map
Peniche15,662Map
Portalegre15,581Map
Alfena15,211Map
Tavira15,133Map
Povoa de Santo Adriao14,897Map
Gafanha da Nazare14,840Map
Vilar do Paraiso14,727Map
Torres Novas14,526Map
Valbom14,443Map
Canelas14,247Map
Costa de Caparica14,231Map
Valenza14,172Map
Samora Correia14,154Map
Santo Tirso14,021Map
Porto Salvo13,867Map
Abrantes13,646Map
Arcozelo13,495Map
Alhos Vedros13,384Map
Chaves13,066Map
Montemor-o-Novo12,854Map
Sines12,791Map
Ourem12,729Map
Machico12,567Map
Pedroucos12,553Map
Perafita12,538Map
Mirandela12,504Map
Azenha12,260Map
Mafra12,259Map
Aldeia de Paio Pires12,179Map
Rio Maior12,064Map
Figueira da Foz12,050Map
Angra do Heroismo12,045Map
Barcarena11,968Map
Agueda11,941Map
Fatima11,798Map
Oliveira de Azemeis11,771Map
Sao Felix da Marinha11,685Map
Avintes11,577Map
Vila Real de Santo Antonio11,560Map
Almeirim11,557Map
Rebordosa11,491Map
Moscavide11,488Map
Lousa11,445Map
Esmoriz11,393Map
Calendario11,357Map
Moreira11,336Map
Vendas Novas11,248Map
Santo Andre11,213Map
Obidos11,187Map
Sao Bras de Alportel11,153Map
Sobreda11,146Map
Santo Antonio da Charneca11,143Map
Cucujaes11,087Map
Ponte de Sor11,062Map
Canecas10,978Map
Anta10,951Map
Lamego10,928Map
Silves10,917Map
Grijo10,907Map
Vale da Amoreira10,828Map
Grandola10,737Map
Unhos10,712Map
Gulpilhares10,660Map
Margaride10,652Map
Santo Andre10,601Map
Cartaxo10,502Map
Aver-o-Mar10,501Map
Sao Joao das Lampas10,484Map
Carregado10,474Map
Caldas de Vizela10,239Map
Selho10,223Map
Lordelo10,035Map
Meadela9,981Map
Elvas9,904Map
Almancil9,898Map
Maceira9,831Map
Fundao9,725Map
Alcochete9,705Map
Lavra9,633Map
Alenquer9,626Map
Lourosa9,619Map
Madalena9,618Map
Sao Joao de Ver9,568Map
Espinho9,566Map
Rio de Loba9,529Map
Vila Nova de Famalicao9,496Map
Famoes9,435Map
Sao Roque9,385Map
Moura9,360Map
Estremoz9,350Map
Abraveses9,319Map
Valadares9,255Map
Lagoa9,239Map
Guifoes9,231Map
Alcacer do Sal9,198Map
Lourinha9,196Map
Quinta do Anjo9,124Map
Nazare8,993Map
Benavente8,932Map
Campo8,916Map
Mangualde8,895Map
Quejas8,828Map
Santana8,804Map
Tondela8,800Map
Coruche8,776Map
Argoncilhe8,743Map
Ribeirao8,735Map
Fiaes8,708Map
Sao Romao do Coronado8,697Map
Camacha8,635Map
Estombar8,590Map
Tavarede8,586Map
Benedita8,556Map
Moncarapacho8,545Map
Aves8,507Map
Soure8,416Map
Bobadela8,399Map
Sao Bartolomeu de Messines8,381Map
Casteloes de Cepeda8,322Map
Vila Vicosa8,319Map
Atouguia da Baleia8,313Map
Murtosa8,282Map
Almargem8,271Map
Campo Maior8,235Map
Beduido8,201Map
Darque8,092Map
Penafiel8,065Map
Serzedo8,000Map
Camacha7,991Map
Freamunde7,983Map
Albergaria-a-Velha7,974Map
Alpiarca7,946Map
Batalha7,910Map
Colares7,905Map
Rosto de Cao7,880Map
Ferreiros7,870Map
Joane7,869Map
Buarcos7,865Map
Miranda do Corvo7,857Map
Santiago do Cacem7,797Map
Sande7,789Map
Pragal7,701Map
Mira7,682Map
Rabo de Peixe7,681Map
Castanheira do Ribatejo7,651Map
Vale de Cambra7,649Map
Ericeira7,538Map
Almodovar7,449Map
Nossa Senhora do Monte7,444Map
Cantanhede7,347Map
Apulia e Fao7,301Map
Aradas7,295Map
Mozelos7,230Map
Alhandra7,226Map
Reguengos de Monsaraz7,217Map
Silvalde7,188Map
Apelacao7,182Map
Azambuja7,179Map
Oia7,118Map
Seia7,082Map
Jovim7,067Map
Ponte7,041Map
Valega7,005Map
Arrifes6,981Map
Silveira6,942Map
Arrifana6,927Map
Amarante6,782Map
Pacos de Ferreira6,782Map
Sao Joao6,762Map
Arcos6,725Map
Sobrado6,703Map
Negrelos6,664Map
Fazendas de Almeirim6,635Map
A dos Cunhados6,594Map
Serpa6,586Map
Horta6,572Map
Macedo de Cavaleiros6,566Map
Avanca6,540Map
Cacilhas6,494Map
Sandim6,449Map
Foz do Sousa6,315Map
Lagoa6,301Map
Perozinho6,259Map
Oliveira do Bairro6,239Map
Santa Cruz do Bispo6,230Map
Oliveira6,222Map
Arruda dos Vinhos6,170Map
Aljubarrota6,146Map
Madalena6,136Map
Sao Vicente6,063Map
Praia da Vitoria6,061Map
Marinhas6,052Map
Lobao6,049Map
Gandra6,034Map
Porto de Mos6,032Map
Santa Cruz6,010Map
Eixo5,978Map
Olival do Basto5,959Map
Milharado5,935Map
Ribeira Brava5,932Map
Arazede5,906Map
Aljezur5,884Map
Bombarral5,852Map
Vila Nova da Telha5,848Map
Redondo5,845Map
Odemira5,830Map
Real5,827Map
Vieira de Leiria5,807Map
Marinhais5,788Map
Caldelas5,724Map
Olival5,715Map
Serta5,636Map
Branca5,632Map
Lamas5,628Map
Moreira de Conegos5,607Map
Trafaria5,603Map
Carregal do Sal5,600Map
Sao Roque5,575Map
Barrosas5,573Map
Antas5,569Map
Vilela5,540Map
Poiares5,514Map
Pataias5,510Map
Riachos5,463Map
Urgeses5,457Map
Monchique5,421Map
Sao Miguel do Couto5,416Map
Galegos5,404Map
Aljustrel5,334Map
Nogueira da Regedoura5,328Map
Gemunde5,284Map
Alvor5,272Map
Caranguejeira5,248Map
Ventosa5,215Map
Ribeira Grande5,198Map
Salvaterra de Magos5,165Map
Ferreiras5,157Map
Castro Marim5,089Map
Valongo5,085Map
Lourical5,085Map
Brito5,051Map
Alcobaca5,051Map
Peso da Regua5,048Map
Refojos de Basto5,037Map
Vila Franca do Campo5,035Map
Alcains5,030Map
Alcanede5,020Map
Povoa de Lanhoso5,008Map