|Algarve (Map-Card) - PORTUGAL|
Thursday, July 11, 2013
ALGARVE Map - PORTUGAL
The second card that my sister sent me is a very nice Map-Card showing the most important places in Algarve the top tourist destination in my country - because of the beaches in spring and summer and the renowned golf courses all year around. Thanks a lot Susana, this is a nice adding to my recent map-card collection. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
The Algarve (from Arabic Al-Gharb, meaning "The West") is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. The region coincides with the Faro District, and has as its administrative centre the city of Faro. Production of food, which includes fish and other seafood, fruit, oranges, carob beans, figs and almonds, is also economically important in the region. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Almost 10 million people visit the Algarve every year.