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About Faro

Faro is a Portuguese district located in the south of the country. It has numerous beaches which are admired for their immense ecological value and beauty. Golden sands, crystal clear waters; strong waves are some of the highlights of these beaches. The beaches in Faro offer all types of services to the tourists. Excitement is surely going to clasp your interest in Faro.It has been the administrative seat of Algrave region. It has a rich and a glorious past which dates back to Roman times. The city still has Arab and Roman ruins. Faro has many influences since Paleolithic age. During the time when Roman invaded the city it was a flourishing city then it was occupied by the Visigoth, and finally by the Moors who called it as Ossonoba. Later the name was changed to Santa Maria instead of Ossonoba.But as the centuries passed, it came to known as Faro. The city is particularly attractive as it is surrounded by the Roman walls, inside a spacious open square that was once the site of the Roman Forum.It has many beautiful Churches, Palaces, museums and other monuments.


Area : 201.6 km²
Population : The total inhabitants are 58,305.
State : It is the capital of Algarve.
Country : Faro is in Portugal.
Languages : The common languages here are Portuguese and English.
Currency : Euro is the currency used here.
Region : Algarve
Geographic Coordination : 37º02'N 7º55'W

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