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Full nameAmadora
Official nameAmadora
Settlement typeMunicipality
SubregionGreater Lisbon
MayorJoaquim Raposo
Total Area9.2 sq mi (23.8 km2)
Total Population176239
Density (pop.)7405/km2 (19179/sq mi)
Other information
Parishes (no.)11
Municipal holiday
September 11

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Amadora (-ptɐmɐˈðoɾɐ) is a city and a municipality in Portugal, in the northwest of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The city and municipality population is 175,872 in eleven freguesias (parishes). With an area of 23.77 km2, it is the most densely populated municipality of Portugal. Amadora is a satellite city of Lisbon, one of the smallest Portuguese municipalities (24 km2), but one of the most populous.

The municipality was formed on September 11, 1979, when it ceased being a parish of Oeiras Municipality. It was incorporated as a city since that date.

Amadora is one of the largest cities in Portugal by population. It forms a conurbation with the Portuguese capital Lisbon, and both cities share the same subway, bus and train network. It is also a major residential suburb of the capital, and the landscape is dominated by large apartment blocks and some industry. Amadora is also home to a big community of African immigrants, mostly from Angola and Cape Verde.

Although major rehabilitation plans have been started, Amadora is still regarded as a city with a crime rate higher than the national average, and notorious for its traffic jams.

Every year, Amadora city organizes the Amadora International Comics Festival.

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