Vista panoramica (panoramic view)
This postcard is postmarked in 2009 with a Portugal Transportation stamp.
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According to the legend the place’s name is due to a fig tree, which stood at the quay of Salmanha, where the fishermen used to tie up their boats. The historian Nelson Borges said, however, that Figueira comes from the word "fagaria", which means "opening, huge mouth". Foz comes from the Latin word "fouces" = "mouth of a river", and Mondego comes from the pre-romanic expressions "mond" = "mouth" and "aec"= "river". That means, Figueira da Foz would be "the river’s mouth opening".
Portugal stamp 2008
From the Series: City Transport
Carro Electrico - Coimbra (Electric Car)
1911 - Entrada ao servico (entered service in 1911)
Servicos Municipalizados de Coimbra