Armação de Pêra

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Armação de Pêra
Parish
Beach of Armação de Pêra
Beach of Armação de Pêra
Coat of arms of Armação de Pêra
Coat of arms
Armação de Pêra is located in Portugal
Armação de Pêra
Armação de Pêra
Coordinates: 37°06′07″N 8°21′40″W / 37.102°N 8.361°W / 37.102; -8.361Coordinates: 37°06′07″N 8°21′40″W / 37.102°N 8.361°W / 37.102; -8.361
Country Portugal
Region Algarve
Subregion Algarve
Intermunic. comm. Algarve
District Faro
Municipality Silves
Area
 • Total 7.99 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,867
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Postal code 8365

Armação de Pêra is a Portuguese parish (freguesia) in the municipality of Silves.[1] The population in 2011 was 4,867,[2] in an area of 7.99 km².[3] The village used to be called Pêra de Baixo or Lower Pêra[4] to distinguish it from the present Pêra, which was then named Pêra de Cima or Upper Pêra.[5]

The village of Armação de Pêra is, today, a popular tourist center with fine beaches, hotels, cafés and restaurants.[5] The village is on a broad bay that stretches from Pont da Galé to Senhora da Rocha. Its beaches[6] extend from Praia dos Pescadores[6] or the Fishermans Beach, to Salomão beach,[6] including those of Maré Grande[6] and Beijinhos.[5]

The village is one of the last places in the region where fishing boats are launched from and recovered to the actual beach. There is no harbour.

Location[edit]

The village is 20.9 kilometres (13.0 mi) southeast of Silves, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Alcantarilha, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from Pêra and 264 kilometres (164 mi) south south east of Lisbon.[5]

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  1. ^ Detail Regional Map, Algarve- Southern Portugal, ISBN 3-8297-6235-6
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  4. ^ Grande enciclopédia portuguesa e brasileira: Actualização, Publisher: Zairol (1998) ISBN 972-9362-16-5
  5. ^ a b c d Silves, Tourist Guide to the town and Borough, By J.D. Garcia Domingues,: Empresa Litográfica Do Sul, S.A.
  6. ^ a b c d Algarve Spiral Guide:AA Publishing:ISBN 0-7495-3209-2