Coimbra can be described as a city as well as municipality located in Portugal.
Coimbra had served as capital of Portugal at the time of the 1st dynasty and has remained home to ‘University of Coimbra’, i.e. the most ancient academic institution within Portuguese-speaking universe. It’s also one amongst the oldest ones in Europe.
Like majority of university cities, this place, i.e. Coimbra houses students from the other places as well. As such, one can say that loads of international students flock to this place.
The city of Coimbra lies at the distance of 120 Km on the southern side of Porto, and 195 Km on the northern side of Lisbon. This place has been served by ‘A1’; i.e. major highway pertaining to Portugal.
Municipality of Coimbra’s population has been estimated to be 148443. On an average, around 43000 people come down to Coimbra for studying and working every day.
Area of Coimbra on the whole comes out to be 319.4 sq. Km.
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