Faro is a city and a
municipality in the Faro District of the Algarve
region, in southern Portugal. It is the
southernmost city in Continental Portugal.
The population in 2011 was 64,560, in an area of
202.57 km2. The city proper has 50,000
inhabitants. It is the seat of the Faro District
and capital of the Algarve region. The Algarve
and Faro district cover the same territory.
The city has a public university (the University
of the Algarve), an international airport (Faro
airport), a seaport, a marina, a railway station
and complete inter-regional bus services.
Faro airport is not too far away from the city
itself. In recent years the numbers of visitors
traveling through the airport has increased as
more and more low-cost airlines compete to offer
cheap flights to the Algarve. The transport
facilities to and from Faro airport and the
centre of Faro include taxicabs and a bus line.