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Faro

(fä`rō), 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. Important under the Moors, it was retaken in 1249.

faro

(fâr`ō) [for Pharaoh, from an old French card design], gambling game played with a pack of 52 cards. First played in France and England, faro was especially popular in U.S. gambling houses in the 19th cent. Players bet against a banker (dealer), who draws two cards–one that wins and another that loses–from the deck (or from a dealing box) to complete a turn. Bets–on which card will win or lose– are placed on each turn.

Faro

 

a city and fishing port in southern Portugal, on the Atlantic Ocean. Capital of the district of Faro (Algarve Province). Population, 30,300 (1970). Salt is mined nearby. Fish, agricultural products, and cork are exported from Faro.

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Faro said at the peak, about $75 million in revenue was brought in annually.
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Just ten minutes' drive away from Faro, it's popular for waterside fish restaurants and morning fish and vegetable markets.
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Es Faro. Los responsables del evento organizan un "Bergmansafari", para pasear por la isla y ubicar los lugares esenciales de sus peliculas.
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Two of the passengers - both believed to be women - and the Portuguese driver had to be cut out of the twisted metal by firefighters before being taken to Faro hospital.
Not least because I arrived in Faro just in time for the feast of St Joan - a festival that seems to celebrate the Portuguese love of fish rather than anything religious.
Riga and Faro now join Aberdeen International Airport's list of holiday and city-break destinations available to passengers in the region.
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"At Faro Airport Transfers, we know you want to start your holiday in the Algarve with the least amount of fuss at the airport," said Hilton Santos, spokesperson for Faro Airport Transfers.
If they can live without Bluetooth connectivity and can tolerate earplugs, the Faro Air could work for pilots and passengers not spoiled by high-end ANRs.