Faro, Portugal

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Population

agglomeration: 64,560
city: 47,402

Land area

202 km2

Population density

320 inhabitants/km2


The municipality of Faro is located in the Algarve region (NUTS II and III). The city is of pre-Roman origin, having been designated ‘Ossónoba’ and is, nowadays, a national reference city. Faro, capital of Algarve, the main touristic region of Portugal, is served by a network of transport lines that connect the city to the world, like the International Airport of Faro, the railway line and national and international road transport accessibility.
The city has a network of public urban transport through minibus or urban circuits, which also connect Faro to the all Algarve.

Modal Split

25.6
65.8
Year 2011

Source:

INE (National Statistics Institute), Census 2011

Survey method:

General Population Census Portugal 2011, Pendular journeys for work and school

Year

2011

Population (2011)

64,560

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
32
10
57
Year 2001

Source:

INE (National Statistics Institute), Census 2001

Survey method:

General Population Census Portugal 2001, Pendular journeys for work and school (bike enquired with moto - estimated)

Year

2001

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
32
10
57
Year 2001
25.6
65.8
Year 2011
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Teresa Correia

Email: ptteresa.correiacm-faro
City website:http://www.cm-faro.pt
Political representative: Teresa Correia, Deputy Mayor

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

The Mobility and Transport Plan for the municipality of Faro is being elaborated, together with the Land Use Master Plan revision, which will integrate sustainable urban mobility measures.
The Interurban Mobility Study of Central Algarve has ended in 2014, including the municipality of Faro and the municipalities of Olhão, São Brás de Alportel, Tavira and Albufeira.

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