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Portimão is located in Portugal
and now includes Praia da Rocha beach.
Coordinates: 37°08′13″N 8°32′02″W
• Area 75.6535 km2 (29.2100 sq mi)
• Population (2011) 55,614
• Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Portimão (Portuguese pronunciation: [puɾtiˈmɐ̃w]) is a Portuguese town (Portuguese: cidade) located in the District of Faro in Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal. It was formerly known as Vila Nova de Portimão (IPA: [ˈvilɐ ˈnɔvɐ ðɨ puɾtiˈmɐ̃w]). In 1924, it was incorporated as a cidade and became known merely as Portimão. The town has 55,614 inhabitants and the Portimão Municipality has 50,454 (as of 2009; INE).
The two most populous towns in Algarve are Portimão and Faro.