The Algarve is the southernmost region of continental Portugal. It has an area of 4989 km² and around 441,000 inhabitants.
The Algarve is one of seven regions in Portugal. It is also congruent with the statistical sub-region of the Algarve, the metropolitan region of Algarve and the district of Faro, one of 18 districts in the country.
The largest city and administrative center of the region is Faro. The western part of the south coast in particular is heavily developed for tourism.
Cities of the Algarve:
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Carvoeiro is a small town and municipality in the Algarve in southern Portugal. Carvoeiro is particularly known as an international holiday destination for bathers. And more…
Lagoa is a city and a district in the Algarve region in southern Portugal.
Portimão is a city in the Algarve region, Portugal. The neighboring areas are: Monchique, Silves, Lagoa, Lagos and the Atlantic.
ARMAÇÃO DE PÊRA
Armação de Pêra is a Portuguese municipality in the district of Silves with an area of 8 km². Armação de Pêra is a former fishing village and is now a popular seaside resort on the Algarve coast. The townscape is shaped by tourism.
Lagos is a port city on the Portuguese Algarve coast. It is located about 30 km east of Cabo de São Vicente, the most south-westerly point of Europe near Sagres.
Faro is a port city with around 50,000 inhabitants on the southern tip of Portugal in the Algarve region.
The city has an international airport and two universities. Faro is the administrative center of the Algarve and an important port protected by a lagoon that is now a nature reserve.