The Central Region comprises the regions of Coimbra, Aveiro, Viseu-Dão-Lafões, Leiria, Médio Tejo,
Oeste and Beira (Beira Alta, Beira Baixa and Beira Litoral), which is why it is also known as
It is located to the north of Lisbon and the Alentejo,
and to the south of the North Region. Spain is the eastern border and the Atlantic is west.
Municipality Square in Castelo Branco, Low Beira, Center Region © GEP
The High Beira
, whose capital is the city of Viseu
, located in the northeast
of the Center Region.
, important universitary center, the capital of the
and of the Center Region
it has already been the capital of Portugal. With more than 143.000 inhabitants, it's the most populous city of the Center.
is the second most important city of Center Region.
The Low Beira
, whose capital is the city of
; it is located in the southeast of
the Center Region.
This is a wide space, with 100 municipalities, that comprises the following sub-regions:
Pinhal Interior North (Lousã)
Beira Interior North (Guarda)
Serra da Estrela (Gouveia)
Pinhal Interior South (Sertã)
Mean Tagus (Tomar)