Lisbon is a city in Ransom County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Ransom County. The population was 2,154 at the 2010 census.
Lisbon was founded in 1880 by Joseph L. Colton, who named the new city after Lisbon, New York, his wife's hometown, not Portugal's capital. Within four years, the town had a newspaper, the Star.
Picnickers in Sandager Park can often watch canoeists paddle by on the Sheyenne. Camping is available in Sandager Park and five miles south of the city in Dead Colt Creek Recreation Area. Pioneer Lisbon newspaper publisher W.D. Boyce is credited with importing the concept for the Boy Scouts from England to the United States. The verdant campus of the North Dakota Veterans Home, established in 1891, provides retirement living for military veterans. Construction is underway for a large new facility adjacent to the current one.
Downtown Lisbon is home to the Scenic movie theater, which was established in 1911. The Scenic is the oldest, continuously running theater in the United States.
Lisbon is located at 46°26′21″N 97°41′1″W (46.439141, -97.683520).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.25 square miles (5.83 km2), all of it land.
Lisbon is at the intersection of State Highways 27 (5th Avenue) and 32 (Main Street).