The Algarve is the southernmost NUTS II region of continental Portugal. It has an area of 4,997 km2 with 467,495 permanent inhabitants and incorporates 16 municipalities .The region has its administrative centre in the city of Faro, where both the region’s international airport and public university, the University of Algarve, are located. The region coincides with Faro District and is subdivided into two zones, one to the West and another to the East . 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, as well as different types of fruit and vegetables, such as oranges, figs, plums, carob pods, almonds, avocados, tomatoes, cauliflowers, strawberries, and raspberries, are also economically important in the region.
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