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Demography

Population: Tavira 10.607; Municipilaty 26.167

Demografia Tavira

Area: 606,98 km²

Parishes: Cabanas, Cachopo, Conceição, Luz de Tavira, Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Santa Luzia, Santa Maria, Santiago e Santo Estêvão.

Location: Algarve /Sotavento (eastern)

Access: Motorway A22 / Main Road N125

Airports: Faro (19 miles), Lisbon (187 miles) and Seville (105 miles)

Climate: Mediterranean,  300 sun days

Accommodation: Aprox. 7.600 places; About 300 hotel units; Camping sites (2)

Security Forces: National Republican Guard (GNR); Public Security Police (PSP)

Civil Protection: Municipal Fire Brigade

Healthcare: Faro Hospital; Health Centre (1); Family Health Units (3); Personalized family health units (4); Pharmacies (10)

Education and Training: Groups of schools (2); kindergarten  (9); 1st cycle of basic education (6); 3rd and 2nd cycles of basic education (2); Secondary Schools (1)

Fishing Harbor: in the release phase

Municipal Market: Daily open (except for Sundays)

Sports: Handball, Athletics; Biking, Cycling, Football, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Sailing, among others

Sports Facilities: Golf Courses (3); Futbol Fields (2); Porting Pavilion (1); Municipal Pools (1); Tennis Courts (5); Cycling track (1)

Leisure: Ecovia, Hiking trails, Cycling tourism

Tavira City Day: June 24th (São João)

Popular Festivals: Summer Festivals; Religious Festivals; Popular Saints

Beaches: Tavira Island; Barril; Cabanas; Terra Estreita (Santa Luzia); 4 Águas; Praia do Homem Nú

Annual Events: São Francisco Fair; Hunting and Fishing Fair; Serra Faira; Book Fair; Stock Fair

Main economic activities: Tourism; Construction; Fisheries; salt marshes; Agriculture Trade; Manufacture of tiles; Oil Mills; Cooperatives

Public Transport: CP Station, Bus Station, Taxi; Waterways

Tavira Island: Restaurant; Showers; Camping; Considered one of the safest beaches in the world for family vacations

Monuments: Castle and Fortifications; Rato Fort; Churches, Islamic Museum, Roman Bridge

Other points of interest: Military Facility of Atalaia (military training center)

Nightlife Leisure: Bars, Discos