Coimbra is a Portuguese city, capital of the district of Coimbra, the main city in central region of Portugal, located in the Baixo Mondego subregion in 2007 with about 157,000 inhabitants in the villages of their municipality. Historic city of students, currently has nearly 30 thousand students, most of them out, adding it is still about 45 to 48 thousand entries from people who live in peripheral municipalities, resulting in a fluctuating population of approximately 220,000 people. It is the center of the Metropolitan Area of Coimbra. Bathed by the river Mondego, Coimbra is home to a city with 319.4 square kilometers of area, subdivided into 31 parishes, 13 of which are urban or mostly urban. The council is limited to the northern city of Mealhada the east by Penacova, Vila Nova de Poiares and Miranda do Corvo, south of Condeixa-a-Nova, to the west by Montemor-o-Velho and northwest by Cantanhede. It is considered one of the most important Portuguese cities because the infrastructure, organizations and companies that owns and serving the entire population, that its historical importance and privileged geographical position in the central region, it has focus. The Hospital of the University of Coimbra, Hospital of the University of Coimbra and Covo are three great examples. The municipal holiday is the 4th of July in memory of Queen Santa Isabel, patron saint of the city. Was National Capital of Culture in 2003 and is one of the oldest cities of Portugal, the main ex-libris the University, one of the oldest in Europe.
Points of vesita <ul><li>Pequenitos of Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>University of Coimbra </li></ul>
Pequenitos of Portugal <ul><li>Pequenitos of Portugal is a work of Professor Dr. Bissaya Barreto, designed by architect Cassiano Branco, Portugal of the Pequenitos (and not Portugal's Little Ones), located in the city of Coimbra since 1940, is perhaps the theme park dedicated to children and visited more interesting country. The Pequenitos of Portugal is in the Largo do Rossio, Santa Clara. The park has monuments and other elements on the architecture and history of Portugal, to three areas: The first part of the construction, undertaken between 1938 and 1940, is the set of regional Portuguese houses. Solares de Trás-os-Montes and Minho, typical houses in each region with orchards, gardens and gardens, chapels, and Azenhas pillories. In this nucleus, is also the set of Coimbra, where space is represented the most important monuments of the city. The second phase includes the monumental area, "illustrative of the national monuments area from north to south of the country to highlight the copy of the window of the Convent of Christ in Tomar, stone work in the authorship of Valentim de Azevedo. Completed in the late 50, the third phase includes the monumental and ethnographic representation of African countries whose official language is Portuguese, Brazil, Macau, India and Timor, surrounded by the vegetation of these regions. This phase also includes monuments of the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores. </li></ul>
University of Coimbra <ul><li>The University of Coimbra, located in the city of Coimbra is the oldest Portuguese university. The institution, one of the largest in the country, dates back to the century following the founding of the Portuguese nation, since it was created in the thirteenth century, in 1290, specifically the March 1, when it was signed in Leiria, by D. Dinis, the document Scientiae thesaurus mirabilis, which created the University itself and asked the Pope for confirmation. </li></ul>