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Estoril

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The Estoril Coast is close to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It starts in Carcavelos, 15 kilometres from Lisbon, and stretches as far as Guincho.

The two main resort towns are Estoril and Cascais. Estoril has a famous casino. Estoril was the residence of Juan de Borbón, pretender to the Spanish throne during the last part of the 20th century.

The population of Estoril in 2001 was 23,769, its density is 2,702/km² and the area is 8.79 km².

The coat of arms are colored blue a golden sun with five crests one in the middle and one outside. The waves of grey and piney green lie to the bottom. The crown has three towers on the top.

There are remainders of Roman mansions dating back to around 2,000 years. Estoril was a fishing place and was one of the important places in Portugal. Since the early 20th century, tourism is a popular attraction. The Formula 1 grand prix races are no longer used but some DTM races are still used.

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