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Viseu, Portugal

Viseu is a municipal and regional center with a population of 53 000 people. The name of the city dates from the late Roman Empire and the early Middle Ages - it comes from the Roman term "viso" - "good view".
Located in the northern part of central Portugal, the city is at the important crossroads connecting the port of Aveiro, on the Atlantic coast with Gauarda - near the Portuguese-Spanish border.
Viseu develops very fast and effectively, especially in areas such as telecommunications, industrial manufacturing, construction, commerce and education. It is famous for the production of Dão Wine. The famous annual Fair for agriculture Feira de São Mateus is held here. The city is known also for the development of local traditional crafts such as ceramics, embroidery, copper and wrought iron.
With the three universities within its regional borders, Viseu plays an important role as a regional education center.

The Twinning Agreement between Haskovo and Viseu was signed on 07.08.2008.


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