Lisbon is the capital city and largest city of Portugal with a population of 545 245 within its administrative limits on a land area of 84.8 km (33 sq mi). The urban area of Lisbon extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 3 million on a area of 958 km (370 sq mi) it is the 9th most populous urban area in the European Union. About 2 831 000 people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (which represents approximately 27% of the population of the country).