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The capital and largest city of Portugal, in the western part of the country on the Tagus River estuary. An ancient Iberian settlement, it was held by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, taken by the Romans in 205 bc, and conquered by the Moors c. ad 714. Reconquered by the Portuguese in 1147, it flourished in the 1500s during the heyday of colonial expansion in Africa and India. The city was devastated by a major earthquake in 1755.
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(Placename) the capital and chief port of Portugal, in the southwest on the Tagus estuary: became capital in 1256; subject to earthquakes and severely damaged in 1755; university (1911). Pop: 1 892 891 (2001). Portuguese name: Lisboa
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the capital of Portugal, in the SW part, on the Tagus estuary. 807,937. Portuguese, Lis•bo•a (liʒˈbɔ ə)
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|Noun||1.||Lisbon - capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of Portugal; a major port in western Portugal on Tagus River where it broadens and empties into the Atlantic|
Ponte 25 de Abril - a suspension bridge across the Tagus River at Lisbon
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Lisbon[ˈlɪzbən] N → Lisboa f
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Lisbon[ˈlɪzbən] n → Lisbonne
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n → Lissabon nt
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Lisbon[ˈlɪzbən] n → Lisbona
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