What’s the southernmost province of the country that occupies approximately one sixth of the Iberian Peninsula?
In the Iberian Peninsula, in the country that occupies one sixth of its territory, Portugal, its Southernmost province is Algarve. Algarve is the most visited region of Portugal, its capital is Faro, and its total population is approximately 451,000 inhabitants.
The Iberian Peninsula /aɪˈbɪəriən pəˈnɪnsjʊlə/,[a] also known as Iberia /aɪˈbɪəriə/,[b] is located in the southwest corner of Europe. The peninsula is principally divided between Portugal and Spain, comprising most of their territory. It also includes Andorra, and a small part of France along the peninsula’s northeastern edge, as well as Gibraltar on its south coast, a small peninsula that forms an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. With an area of approximately 582,000 km2 (225,000 sq mi), it is the second largest European peninsula, after the Scandinavian.
The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its Mediterranean beaches and golf resorts. Whitewashed fishing villages on low cliffs overlooking sandy coves were transformed in the 1960s, and now its central coast between Lagos and Faro is lined with villas, hotels, bars and restaurants. The region’s western Atlantic coast and rugged interior are less developed.
Highest point: Fóia
GDP (PPP): 2013 estimate
Population: 451,006 (2011)