Strategic Location

To choose Porto is to choose the West Coast of Europe,
a privileged platform between continents and markets.

Strategically located at the crossroads between Europe, Africa and the Americas, with excellent connectivity by air, land and sea, Porto is an ideal gateway to access the European market, as well as to expand your business to other parts of the world.


Atlantic Vocation
Located on the West Coast of Europe and at the convergence of 3 continents, Porto is a privileged business platform for East and West, being a transatlantic bridge and central point for important international routes.




Heart of the Northwest Peninsula


Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Porto is Portugal´s second biggest city and the main city of Portugal's Northern Region, one of the country’s economic driver regions.


Porto’s Metropolitan Area comprehends a total of 1.7 million people, being considered the only MEGA (Metropolitan European Growth Areas) of the northwest peninsula. It provides access to a market of 3,8 million consumers, within a 90m ride from Porto, and a total of 5,5 million within 120m.






Europe’s Nearshore Destination
Porto’s unique location facilitates business whether you go West or East.

Portugal is the nearest European country to the American continent time zones. Same time zone as UK and Ireland, 1 hour difference from Central European Time, 2 hours difference from Brazil (São Paulo) and 3 hours difference from Argentina (Buenos Aires) and Russia (Moscow).


European Union Member
Porto offers foreign investors access to one of the largest free trade areas in the world – the lucrative European Union market of nearly 500 million consumers, from 28 countries, with a combined GDP of about 14.7 trillion EUR, in 2015, according to Eurostat data.


Gateway to Portuguese Speaking Countries
Porto is also a gateway to a market of about 250 million people in the Portuguese speaking countries, especially to countries such as Brazil, Angola and Mozambique where there is a significant Portuguese presence.


Portuguese Heritage Spread all over the World
Portugal has one-of-a-kind cultural, ethnographic and architectural ties to the five continents due 800-years of history as a facilitator between different cultures and nations. China and Japan are good examples of these excellent diplomatic relations with Portugal.
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