Lisbon, the capital of
Portugal, is a stunning city set on a trio of hills next to the
River Tagus estuary.
Lisbon is not only Portugal's largest city with over 2.8 million
inhabitants, but is also the wealthiest region of the country.
Unlike other European capitals
never been granted or confirmed in writing or by statute. Lisbon's
status as the capital of
Portugal has been formed through constitutional
Lisbon is classed as the
wealthiest region in Portugal over half of it's inhabitants were wiped
out during a devastating earthquake in 1755.
On 1st November 1755 an estimated 30-40,000
people were killed when 85 per cent of the city crumbled due to the
force of the earthquake.
At the time of the earthquake
an estimated population of 250,000 residents, was one of the largest
city in Europe.