"LISBON" Lisbon by pieter_jan_v
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Lisbon is the Capital of Portugal. In the area almost 3 million people live of which ~600,000 in the city of Lisbon.
According to a legend Lisbon was founded by the Greek hero Odysseus.
Around 1200 BC a Phoenician trading post was grounded and a 1000 years later the Romans took over. When the Roman Empire ended, Suebic and Visigothic settlers came in.
After the Moors conquered the area in 714 the city was renamed al-Ushbuna of al-Ishbunah. The centuries hereafter were characterised by alternating occupacions until in 1147 the city was reclamed by King Alfonso I of Portugal and the Moors were either murdered or chased from the area.
On November, 1 1755 Lisbon was struck by the Great Earthquake in which 15,000 people died.
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