The Iberian Peninsula
Portugal, Algarve, Overwintering, three words that are very closely linked; one country, one province, one good decision. Portugal is part of the European Union, has the Euro as its currency and is part of the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal borders Spain and the Atlantic. Portugal is a republic and has about 10 million inhabitants, spread over a total area of 92,000 m2. The capital city is Lisbon with almost 3 million inhabitants and where the government is also located.
Portugal is divided into 11 provinces of which the Algarve is the most southern one. The name Algarve originated during the Moorish occupation: In Arabic, the meaning of Algarve is “the West”.
The Algarve is very popular with sun worshippers for a summer holiday and also attracts many winter visitors for a winter holiday, mostly because of the mild winter climate and the 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Due to the absence of industry and the constant refreshing of air currents from the Atlantic Ocean, many praise the Algarve’s healthy and clean air. A perfect place to spend the winter, to enjoy the winter sun and to enjoy your retirement in the best possible way.
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