Altura (Castro Marim)

Altura is a town and a civil parish in the municipality of Castro Marim, Algarve, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 2,195,[1] in an area of 11.10 km².[2] It is a popular summer destination due to its beaches by the Atlantic Ocean. The civil parish of Altura was officially created on June 11, 1991, through detachment from the Castro Marim civil parish.

Altura
Coat of arms of Altura
Altura is located in Portugal
Altura
Altura
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 37°10′48″N 7°30′11″W / 37.180°N 7.503°W / 37.180; -7.503Coordinates: 37°10′48″N 7°30′11″W / 37.180°N 7.503°W / 37.180; -7.503
Country Portugal
RegionAlgarve
Intermunic. comm.Algarve
DistrictFaro
MunicipalityCastro Marim
Area
 • Total11.10 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,195
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)

It includes the older and now defunct community of Alagoa.

Praia da Alagoa.jpg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.