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Faro, Portugal

Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second smallest continent in terms of area and third largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.

Faro is a city and municipality in southern Portugal. It is the seat of the district of Faro and capital of the Algarve region. The population of Faro was 58,305 with an area of 201.6 square kilometers. The city has a public university, the University of the Algarve, an international airport, a seaport, a marina, a railroad station and complete interregional bus services. Faro is the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 170 square kilometres and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods.
The transport facilities to and from Faro airport reach easily Faro's downtown and include a wide availability of taxicabs and the city bus line which has scheduled departure times of regular bus service at the airport's bus stop. The warm climate, the beaches and the sunny weather, makes Faro district a very popular summer resort. Roughly 5 million tourists visit Faro per year, including domestic tourists from Portugal and from other European origins. Faro is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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