Altura (Castro Marim)

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Altura
Parish
Coat of arms of Altura
Coat of arms
Altura is located in Portugal
Altura
Altura
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
Region Algarve
Subregion Algarve
Intermunic. comm. Algarve
District Faro
Municipality Castro Marim
Area
 • Total 11.10 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,195
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)

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.

It includes the older and now defunct community of Alagoa.

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