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A view over the leisure port at Faro in Portugal; captured from the rooftop terrace of a nearby hotel.

Faro is a municipality and bishopric, the southernmost city and seat of the district of the same name, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. With a population of 64,560 inhabitants in 2011 (including 50,000 inhabitants in the city proper, making it the biggest city in the Algarve and one of the biggest in Southern Portugal), the municipality covers an area of about 202.57 square kilometers (78.21 square miles).

The area's history goes back to the Palaeolithic era. Over time it has been occupied by a large number of incomers including Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, and later Visigoths, before being conquered by the Moors in 713. It was finally wrested from the Moors in 1249.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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