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North Region of Portugal


The Northern Region of Portugal (regional capital: Porto) accounts for 23% of the country's total surface area and approximately 35% of the population, with 3,572,583 inhabitants (Eurostat, 2020). The regional economy encompasses a number of traditional sector industries (e.g. textile, clothing, footwear, cork, furniture and wine), metallurgy, and also medium- and high-tech sectors, particularly automotive and machinery.

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