Lisbon is the biggest city in Portugal and the capital
of the state, where one might find government and
cultural institutions. This has a huge bearing on the
role the city plays on the country's economy. In
recent years there has been an influx of tourists into
Portugal, and more specifically into Lisbon.
Lisbon and its surrounding areas comprise the
richest part of the land, where 45% of Portugal's
gross national product is made. The per capita
income is higher than average in Lisbon, and is one
of the highest in Europe. There are 600 thousand
Portuguese living in Lisbon.