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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 previewThe European Magazine, and London Review (1808)

Algarve is a very small division ...

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 Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

The emperor, however, successfully gilded the hook by awarding Algarve,thc southern province of Portugal, to Godoy. The north of Portugal was to go to the widow of the king of Etruria (a Spanish Infants); hcr realm now passing into the hands ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

The Serra de Caldeirao, which afterwards bears the name of the Serra de Monchique, a ramification of the gigantic Morena, extends in a westerly direction to the sea1 where it terminates in Cape St Vincent, and completely encloses Algarve.

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 previewThe Celtic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Harry Mountain

REGION Faro - Algarve, near Sagres REMARKS The peninsula, once a sacred site to the Celts, later became important to Romans and Christians. NAME Caldas de Monchique TYPE hot springs REGION Faro - near Monchique N of Portimao ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography, ancient and modern, etc (1834)

by Josiah CONDER (Editor of “The Patriot.”.)

ALGARVE. Once an independent kingdom under the Moors; now the southernmost province of Portugal; containing, on an area of 2780 square miles, about 130,000 inhabitants. The King of Portugal is styled king of the Two Algarves; that is, ...

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 ...

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