Population of Cities in Portugal (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
8
100,000 to 1 Million
176
10,000 to 100,000

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 176 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 2017 Population
Lisbon517,802
Porto249,633
Amadora178,858
Braga121,394
Setubal117,110
Coimbra106,582
Queluz103,399
Funchal100,847
Cacem93,982
Vila Nova de Gaia70,811
Loures66,231
Evora55,620
Rio de Mouro54,695
Odivelas54,624
Aveiro54,162
Amora52,577
Corroios52,520
Barreiro51,280
Monsanto50,000
Rio Tinto49,966
Sao Domingos de Rana46,718
Leiria45,112
Ponte de Lima44,667
Faro41,355
Sesimbra41,134
Guimaraes40,604
Ermesinde39,420
Portimao38,487
Cascais36,436
Maia36,426
Beja34,760
Esposende34,625
Esposende34,625
Braganca34,375
Almada34,008
Castelo Branco33,479
Alcabideche33,315
Camara de Lobos32,209
Guarda32,111
Arrentela30,156
Montijo30,011
Santarem29,385
Olhao29,239
Povoa de Varzim29,044
Senhora da Hora28,930
Marinha Grande28,916
Povoa de Santa Iria28,901
Sequeira28,502
Matosinhos28,070
Gondomar27,691
Aguas Santas27,686
Vila do Conde27,642
Caldas da Rainha26,647
Canidelo26,431
Viseu26,364
Sintra26,193
Paco de Arcos25,974
Sao Mamede de Infesta25,940
Torres Vedras24,443
Oliveira do Douro24,407
Fanzeres23,916
Charneca23,714
Estoril23,700
Carnaxide23,698
Pinhal Novo23,510
Monte Estoril23,375
Pontinha23,249
Loule23,109
Sao Joao da Madeira22,079
Bougado21,680
Valongo21,328
Caparica21,167
Belas21,019
Linda-a-Velha20,895
Laranjeiro20,473
Carcavelos20,366
Camarate20,177
Ponta Delgada20,056
Entroncamento19,887
Moncao19,738
Piedade19,472
Custoias19,406
Alges19,327
Tomar19,168
Barcelos19,085
Pedroso18,963
Vilar de Andorinho18,944
Sao Joao da Talha18,925
Lagos18,831
Quarteira18,783
Santa Iria da Azoia18,573
Ovar18,452
Vila Franca de Xira18,355
Leca da Palmeira17,996
Moita17,795
Sacavem17,718
Covilha17,610
Ramada17,535
Pombal17,355
Ilhavo17,236
Parede17,212
Sao Pedro da Cova17,011
Vila Real17,001
Palmela16,934
Fafe16,868
Feira16,376
Leca do Bailio16,103
Vialonga16,088
Albufeira15,851
Baguim do Monte15,850
Peniche15,662
Portalegre15,581
Viana do Castelo15,555
Povoa de Santo Adriao14,897
Gafanha da Nazare14,840
Vilar do Paraiso14,727
Torres Novas14,526
Alfena14,455
Valbom14,443
Canelas14,247
Costa de Caparica14,231
Valenza14,172
Samora Correia14,154
Santo Tirso14,021
Tavira13,871
Porto Salvo13,867
Abrantes13,646
Arcozelo13,495
Alhos Vedros13,384
Chaves13,066
Montemor-o-Novo12,854
Sines12,791
Ourem12,729
Machico12,567
Pedroucos12,553
Perafita12,538
Mirandela12,504
Azenha12,260
Mafra12,259
Aldeia de Paio Pires12,179
Rio Maior12,064
Figueira da Foz12,050
Angra do Heroismo12,045
Canico11,996
Barcarena11,968
Agueda11,941
Fatima11,798
Oliveira de Azemeis11,771
Sao Felix da Marinha11,685
Avintes11,577
Vila Real de Santo Antonio11,560
Almeirim11,557
Rebordosa11,491
Moscavide11,488
Lousa11,445
Esmoriz11,393
Calendario11,357
Moreira11,336
Vendas Novas11,248
Santo Andre11,213
Obidos11,187
Sao Bras de Alportel11,153
Sobreda11,146
Santo Antonio da Charneca11,143
Cucujaes11,087
Ponte de Sor11,062
Canecas10,978
Anta10,951
Lamego10,928
Silves10,917
Grijo10,907
Vale da Amoreira10,828
Grandola10,737
Unhos10,712
Gulpilhares10,660
Margaride10,652
Santo Andre10,601
Cartaxo10,502
Aver-o-Mar10,501
Sao Joao das Lampas10,484
Carregado10,474
Caldas de Vizela10,239
Selho10,223
Lordelo10,035
Meadela9,981
Elvas9,904
Almancil9,898
Maceira9,831
Fundao9,725
Alcochete9,705
Lavra9,633
Alenquer9,626
Lourosa9,619
Madalena9,618
Sao Joao de Ver9,568
Espinho9,566
Rio de Loba9,529
Vila Nova de Famalicao9,496
Famoes9,435
Moura9,360
Estremoz9,350
Abraveses9,319
Valadares9,255
Lagoa9,239
Guifoes9,231
Alcacer do Sal9,198
Lourinha9,196
Quinta do Anjo9,124
Nazare8,993
Benavente8,932
Campo8,916
Mangualde8,895
Quejas8,828
Santana8,804
Tondela8,800
Coruche8,776
Argoncilhe8,743
Ribeirao8,735
Fiaes8,708
Sao Romao do Coronado8,697
Camacha8,635
Estombar8,590
Tavarede8,586
Benedita8,556
Moncarapacho8,545
Aves8,507
Soure8,416
Bobadela8,399
Sao Bartolomeu de Messines8,381
Casteloes de Cepeda8,322
Atouguia da Baleia8,313
Almargem8,271
Campo Maior8,235
Beduido8,201
Darque8,092
Penafiel8,065
Serzedo8,000
Camacha7,991
Freamunde7,983
Albergaria-a-Velha7,974
Alpiarca7,946
Batalha7,910
Colares7,905
Rosto de Cao7,880
Ferreiros7,870
Joane7,869
Buarcos7,865
Miranda do Corvo7,857
Santiago do Cacem7,797
Sande7,789
Pragal7,701
Mira7,682
Rabo de Peixe7,681
Castanheira do Ribatejo7,651
Vale de Cambra7,649
Ericeira7,538
Nossa Senhora do Monte7,444
Cantanhede7,347
Aradas7,295
Mozelos7,230
Alhandra7,226
Reguengos de Monsaraz7,217
Silvalde7,188
Apelacao7,182
Azambuja7,179
Oia7,118
Seia7,082
Jovim7,067
Ponte7,041
Valega7,005
Arrifes6,981
Silveira6,942
Arrifana6,927
Amarante6,782
Pacos de Ferreira6,782
Sao Joao6,762
Arcos6,725
Sobrado6,703
Negrelos6,664
Fazendas de Almeirim6,635
A dos Cunhados6,594
Serpa6,586
Horta6,572
Macedo de Cavaleiros6,566
Avanca6,540
Cacilhas6,494
Sandim6,449
Foz do Sousa6,315
Lagoa6,301
Perozinho6,259
Oliveira do Bairro6,239
Santa Cruz do Bispo6,230
Oliveira6,222
Arruda dos Vinhos6,170
Aljubarrota6,146
Madalena6,136
Sao Vicente6,063
Praia da Vitoria6,061
Marinhas6,052
Lobao6,049
Gandra6,034
Porto de Mos6,032
Santa Cruz6,010
Eixo5,978
Olival do Basto5,959
Milharado5,935
Ribeira Brava5,932
Arazede5,906
Bombarral5,852
Vila Nova da Telha5,848
Redondo5,845
Odemira5,830
Real5,827
Vieira de Leiria5,807
Marinhais5,788
Caldelas5,724
Olival5,715
Serta5,636
Branca5,632
Lamas5,628
Moreira de Conegos5,607
Trafaria5,603
Carregal do Sal5,600
Sao Roque5,575
Barrosas5,573
Antas5,569
Vilela5,540
Poiares5,514
Pataias5,510
Vila Vicosa5,484
Riachos5,463
Urgeses5,457
Monchique5,421
Sao Miguel do Couto5,416
Galegos5,404
Aljustrel5,334
Nogueira da Regedoura5,328
Gemunde5,284
Alvor5,272
Caranguejeira5,248
Ventosa5,215
Ribeira Grande5,198
Salvaterra de Magos5,165
Ferreiras5,157
Castro Marim5,089
Lourical5,085
Valongo5,085
Brito5,051
Alcobaca5,051
Peso da Regua5,048
Refojos de Basto5,037
Vila Franca do Campo5,035
Alcains5,030
Alcanede5,020
Povoa de Lanhoso5,008