Talk:Faro, Portugal

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Ossonoba[edit]

I am not sure about this, so I would like to hear confirmation from anyone, but I believe Faro was founded by Phoenicians (and it was them who gave it the name Ossonoba, meaning warehouse in Phoenician). During Roman times it was already called Ossonoba, so I seriously doubt it was the Moors who called it Ossonoba.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.23.105.69 (talk)

All the sources I could find say that it was the Romans who gave it the name "Ossonoba". On the other hand, the article doesn't say that the Moors gave it the name. --Mel Etitis ([[User talk:Mel Etitis|<font color="green">Μελ Ετητης</font>)]] 09:54, 15 November 2005 (UTC)


I don't agree that Faro name is from Harun. Most likely it's from the word for a lighthouse - Pharos near Alexandria. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.113.155.72 (talk) 21:19, 13 November 2010 (UTC)


Actually Pharos is the greek word for lighthouse, not just "a" lighthouse. Obviously there could be a connection to that word, but there is no way I can tell. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.76.106.30 (talk) 11:19, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Division in 2 pages[edit]

It does not make any sense to have a page for "Faro Municipality" and another to "Faro, Portugal"! All big cities have just one page. Should we divide Lisbon as well? We must have a coherent criteria. Of course Faro municipality's villages are many, but they can be referred in Faro's page. The info eill be at the end all the same. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.90.96.46 (talk) 01:05, 21 December 2009 (UTC)