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Amadora [ ɐmɐdoɾɐ ] is a city (or a Municipio ) in Portugal, which belongs to the district of Lisbon, to the region Lisboa e Vale do Tejo and Subregion Greater Lisbon. It has over 175,000 inhabitants ( 2011). Amadora is practically a suburb of Lisbon and is inhabited by many commuters who work in Lisbon.

  • 3.1 Sons and daughters of the town
  • 3.2 Connected to Amadora
  • 6.1 Road traffic
  • 6.2 Public Transportation
  • 6.3 See also


A variety of archaeological excavations prove the settlement since the Paleolithic, through the Neolithic tombs of Carenque and finds from the Copper, Bronze and Iron Ages, to the traces of the Roman occupation until 3 / 4 Century AD. , About the Roman aqueduct.

From the 15th to about the 17th century various wealthy families settled and built estates here, attracted by the fertile fields, the land rest, and the proximity to the capital. As a result of the construction of the aqueduct Aqueduto das Águas Livres 1732, the population continues to increase, as has the number of the streets and the first industrial enterprises. Beginning of the 20th century sought a group of citizens here the creation of a garden city ( Portuguese: Cidade jardim ), which aims to bring together the structures of a city with a preventive nature. The former capital of the province, Porcalhota (English about: The Schweinige ), was founded in 1907 by King Carlos I renamed Amadora, thanks to the efforts of the population. From 1909 to 1916 Amadora took a significant development, which further raised the standard of living of the population. Amadora in 1916 became an independent municipality in the county Oeiras. The industrial development Amadoras continued to increase, and now increasingly also lived workers here. The rapid growth of the place now passed all assessment of urban planning.

1937 Amadora ( small town ) was raised to Vila, and recorded until 1950 a further strong increase of population. 1979, the place to Cidade (City) was collected, and in the same year, the first newly created circuit after the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, headquarters of an independent circuit ( concelho ).



The concelho (city circle) Amadora is geographically one of the smallest of Portugal and the most densely populated with 23.77 km ². It is divided into six municipalities ( Freguesias ). Neighboring districts are Odivelas in the northeast, in the southeast of Lisbon, Oeiras and Sintra in the south and west to the west and north.

The municipalities of Amadora district are:

  • Águas Livres
  • Alfragide
  • Encosta do Sol
  • Falagueira - Venda Nova ( Amadora )
  • Mina de Água ( Amadora )
  • Venteira ( Amadora )




Sons and daughters of the town

  • Beata Maria Clara do Menino Jesus (1843-1899), beatified nun
  • Cruzeiro Seixas ( * 1920 ), painter, poet, activist of Surrealism
  • Vasco Callixto (* 1925), journalist, author, particularly of travel and Motorsport literature
  • Maria José Valério ( born 1933), singer
  • Luís Mira Amaral ( b. 1945 ), engineer, managers and politicians, several times Minister
  • António Barreto Garcia ( born 1948 ), writer
  • Jorge Jesus (born 1954 ), football coach
  • Rogério Samora (* 1958), actor
  • Rui Guilhoto Loureiro ( born 1960 ), psychologist, professor, researcher and author
  • João baião (* 1963), actor and television presenter
  • José Miguel Ribeiro ( b. 1966 ), director
  • Teresa Salgueiro (born 1969 ), singer
  • Rui Costa (born 1972 ), football player
  • Carla Chambel (born 1976 ), actress
  • Valete ( born 1981 ), rapper
  • Ricardo André ( b. 1982 ), football player
  • João Vitor Rocha de Carvalho Moreira ( born 1986 ), football player
  • Diogo Salomão (* 1988), football player

Connected to Amadora

The Portuguese international footballer Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha, short Nani, Manchester United, lives in Amadora.


The professional football team of the CF Estrela Amadora is the most famous sports club in the city. It plays its home matches at the 12,630 -seat stadium Estádio José Gomes. After playing for many years in the first division, the Primeira Liga, and in 1990 with the Taça de Portugal even won the National Cup, the club experienced in the 2000s, a decline that reached a low point with the temporary complete protection after 2010. His youth teams take part in the game but continued operation. Other sports that are operated in the association, including table tennis, fencing, and sport fishing. Futsal is now no longer practiced here.


A variety of businesses are located in the county, including industrial, logistics, software and trading companies, publishers ( including Editorial Caminho ), and shopping centers, such as IKEA and the scoring with 122,000 m² of the largest shopping centers in Europe Dolce Vita Tejo. Also, some companies have set up their headquarters Portuguese, including Siemens and Hoffmann- La Roche.

Amadora was from 1943 until its closure in 2005 the site of the railway producers Sorefame.



Amadora is located within a triangle of three highways: the IC19 (Lisbon - Sintra ), the IC16 (Lisbon - Moinhos da Funcheira ) and the A9 motorway.

Public transport

Amadora is located on the Linha de Sintra and has at its three stations and stops: Amadora Reboleira and Santa Cruz - Damaia. In addition, the Linha Azul the Lisbon Metro runs to Amadora and ends at the stop Amadora Este. Mid-2012 the extension go to Reboleira station in operation. By 2015, the line should be extended to the Hospital Amadora - Sintra then continue through to the city center ( Centro Amadora ) through it.

See also

  • List of coats of arms in Amadora