Leixões

The Port of Leixões (Portuguese: Porto de Leixões, pronounced [lɐjˈʃõj̃ʃ]) is one of Portugal's major seaports, located 4 km north of the mouth of the Douro River, in Matosinhos municipality, near the city of Porto. Leixões Sport Club, commonly known simply as Leixões, is Matosinhos' sports club.

The Port of Leixões is the largest port infrastructure in the Northern Region of Portugal and one of the most important in the Country.

History

The Port of Leixões was built at the end of the 19th century and successively extended and improved to the present day.

References

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Leixões". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.


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