Porto – Portugal
Porto, together with the neighboring municipalities of Vila Nova de Gaia and Matosinhos, forms the Atlantic Front of Porto, which constitutes the most urbanized core of the Metropolitan Area, situated on the coast, bounded to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, with the structural influence of the Douro River estuary, which links Gaia to Porto. The city is the largest in the highly industrialized coastal area of the Northern Region, home to most of the country’s most important economic groups, such as Altri, Amorim/Corticeira Amorim Group, Banco BPI, BIAL, EFACEC, Frulact, Lactogal, Millennium BCP, Porto Editora, Sonae, Unicer or the RAR Group. The Portuguese Business Association is headquartered in Porto. The Northern Region is the only Portuguese region that exports more than it imports.