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Lisbon, Portugal

January 18, 2006
This Landsat Thematic Mapper image shows Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, as it was in 1984.

Lisboa is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It nestles against the seven hills of Castelo, Graça, Monte, Penha de França, S. Pedro de Alcântara, Santa Catarina, Estrela.

It lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It nestles against the seven hills of Castelo, Graça, Monte, Penha de França, S. Pedro de Alcântara, Santa Catarina, Estrela.

The Rio Tejo is the largest river on the Iberian Pennisula and measures 1,800 kilometers in length, 910 kilometers of which are in Spain, the rest in Portugal. The source of the Tagus is the Fuente de García in the Albarracín Mountains and it ends in the Atlantic Ocean by Lisbon. Its delta is partially inverted and forms a large lagoon. Here, you can see the Tejo Estuary.

The Parque Florestal de Monsanto - The Monsanto Woodland Park - can be seen as the large, green circular area to the north of the center.

The large green area which is situated 28 kilometers northwest of Lisbon is Sintra. It is situated on the northern slopes of the Serra de Sintra. The area is verdant and its vegetation and spectacular mountaintop views promoted the early Iberians to call the ridge the Mountain of the Moon and made it a center of cult worship (some of its strange effects are actually caused by massive deposits of iron ore).

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Landsat
  • Instrument: Thematic Mapper
  • Acquisition: 07-Aug-1984
  • Center coordinates: lat. 38.71, lon. -9.13


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