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The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. It has an area of 4,997 square kilometres with 451,006 permanent inhabitants, and incorporates 16 municipalities. The region has as its administrative centre the city of Faro, where both the region's international airport and public university are located. Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Production of food, which includes fish and other seafood, fruit, oranges, carob beans, figs and almonds, is also economically important in the region. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Its population triples in the peak holiday season thanks to a high influx of visitors, and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year. In total, including national visitors, almost 10 million people visit the Algarve annually.


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Google previewSummer Times in the Algarve (2013)

by Lisa Selvidge

The Algarve is a special part of the world. There is something magical about the light reflected against the deep blue sky, the turquoise sea, the white-washed houses, ...

Google previewModern Geography (1817)

A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies; with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles; in All Parts of the World: Including the Most Recent Discoveries, and Political Alterations. Digested on a New Plan by John Pinkerton, Nicolle de La Croix, John Pond

Algarve is a very small division, which has however the honour of forming an addition to the royal titles, as Navarre to that of France; those minute provinces having been comparatively recent acquisitions. The population of the whole is, ...

Google previewDK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal (2016)

by DK

Exploring the Algarve The Algarve is a delight to visit all year round. In summer, the coast between Faro and Lagos attracts thousands of visitors; but even near popular resorts such as Albufeira and Portimão it is possible to escape the crowds.

Google previewPortugal (2004)

A Traveller's History by H. V. Livermore

The Algarve is an orchard of almonds, which blossom in January, oranges, lemons and figs, as well as apples, pears, cherries and other fruit, and a market- garden for tomatoes, onions, cauliflowers, melons, aubergines, pimentos and so forth.

Google previewThe European Magazine, and London Review (1808)

Algarve is a very suiall division, which has, however, ...

Google previewNames and Their Histories (1896)

Alphabetically Arranged as a Handbook of Historical Geography and Topographical Nomenclature by Isaac Taylor

Algarve is a corruption of the Arabic El- Gharb, ' the west ' ; a name applied by the Moors to the whole region west of the Guadiana. It is now confined to the southernmost Province of Portugal. Algeciras or Algeziras, a Spanish town on the Bay ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tourism (2002)

by Jafar Jafari

Even though Portugal learned some lessons about the need for environmental protection and planning from neighbouring Spain, it was unable to avoid the pitfalls of overcrowded spaces and strained facilities, above all in the popular Algarve ...

Google previewBarclay's English Dictionary. With which is incorporated a complete modern gazetteer, a beautiful atlas of maps and also a pronouncing dictionary (1815)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.)

Algarve.—CAst. Ro. Novo,. a. town. of. Italy,. in. lungs,. from. cold,. or. dimunition. of. insensible. perspiration,. The most || CATARRH, s. [from the Greek] a defluction of serous | chain. In mathematics, the Catenarian curre is formed by ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

ALGARVE, the most southerly province of Portugal, is bounded on the E. by the Spanish province of Seville, from which it is separated by the river Guadiana; on the K. by Alemtejo ; and on the W. and S. by the Atlantic Ocean. Its length from ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (2010)

by Eric Bird

The southern ( Algarve) ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana: Miscellaneous and lexicographical (1845)

by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

tejo produces large quantities of olives; but those of Algarve, although not so abundant, are superior in quality. The oil made from them, through some mismanagement in the process, is of a bad flavour. Mulberries are ...

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