Algarve

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Algarve

(əlgär`və), historic province, 1,958 sq mi (5,070 sq km), extreme S Portugal, coextensive with Faro dist. The capital is FaroFaro
, town (1991 pop. 31,966), capital of Faro dist. and of Algarve, S Portugal. The southernmost town in Portugal, it is a seaport from which fish, fruit (especially dried figs), wine, and cork are exported. Tourism now dominates the economy.
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, and other important cities are Silves, Portimão, and LagosLagos
, city (1991 pop. 12,956), Faro dist., S Portugal, in Algarve, on the Atlantic Ocean. The excellent harbor shelters much coastal trade and an important sardine and tuna fishing fleet.
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. Much fruit (almonds, citrus, grapes, olives, figs, pomegranates) is grown in the Algarve, and there is also mining, offshore fishing, cork processing, and salt harvesting. The region is the chief resort area of Portugal. The region was settled by the Phoenicians and later prospered under the Moors, who made it their last stronghold in Portugal. Alfonso III completed its reconquest in 1250.

Algarve

the. an area in the south of Portugal, on the Atlantic; it approximately corresponds to the administrative district of Faro: fishing and tourism important
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It's easy to see why Portugal's Algarve region is a long-standing favourite among UK holidaymakers.
Saturday and Sunday action is centered around the Algarve region to the south and the event draws to a close with the podium finish at the Algarve stadium from 15.
This super prize includes return flights for two adults and two children from George Best Belfast City Airport to Faro and accommodation for three nights with breakfast at one of nine four-star Vila Gale Hotels located in the Algarve region.
Faro is the capital of the Algarve region and Portugal''s southernmost city.
GREAT weather, beautiful beaches and history and culture at every turn - it's easy to see why Portugal's Algarve region is a long-standing favourite among UK holidaymakers.
uk ENJOY OUTDOOR SPORTS IN THE ALGARVE Along with beautiful beaches, the Algarve region of Portugal is home to some of Europe's best golf ranges, making it an ideal option for sporty dads.
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According to the newspaper, Ronaldo went to the Algarve region of mainland Portugal to meet the baby as soon as Portugal were eliminated from the World Cup by Spain on June 29.
The Algarve Region in southern Portugal was considered an endemic focus of human leishmaniasis in the 1980s.
Summary: Rescue workers say a rock slide at a beach in the Algarve region of Portugal has killed at least one person.