City of Coimbra

 


Coimbra is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population at the 2011 census was 143,396, in an area of 319.40 square kilometres kmē (more info).

The City of Coimbra has its own very special mystique, the result of a past full of important events and of the memories of the many thousands of Portuguese who, dispersed around the country or abroad, remember the carefree, easygoing, hopeful years spent here in their youth as students at the University. 

Prehistoric remains are scant but allow us to establish an early human presence on the site of present-day Coimbra (more info).