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Costa de Lisboa is, as the name suggests, the coast of Lisbon. Major coastal areas are Cascais and Estoril. Lisboa is a district in Portugal. With an area of 2761 km² It's the fourth largest district. The district of Lisbon borders north on Leiria, east on Santarém, south-east on Setúbal and west on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of the district and the country is the city of Lisbon.
The Costa de Lisboa landscape includes rocky bays, long sand beaches and forests.
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The Portuguese capital's climate is moderate with hot and dry summers. The average annual temperature is 16,8 °C and the annual precipitation is 753 mm. This rain falls mainly in late autumn and winter. At other times, it is usually quite sunny, because the sun shines over 2700 hours a year.
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In the Costa de Lisboa you can see eucalyptus, maples, chestnuts, cork oaks and ferns. Portugal is the largest producer of cork and cork products. Portugal has 30% of all cork oaks in the world. Herbs include rosemary, thyme and lavender.
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Costa de Lisboa is home to a variety of animals, including mongoose, fallow deer and roe deer. The fish-rich seas around the Costa de Lisboa have been successfully exploited for centuries (sardine, anchovy, cod). This area is also an important intermediate station for bird migration. Waders, avocets, curlews and godwits are the main migratory birds. There are also eagles, owls, buzzards and guillemots.
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