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Lagos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈlaɣuʃ], literally lakes, from the Latin lacobrica) is a municipality at the mouth of Bensafrim River and along the Atlantic Ocean, in the Barlavento region of the Algarve, in southern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 31,049, in an area of 212.99 km². The main town of Lagos (which includes only the parish of São Sebastião e Santa Maria) has a population of approximately 22,000. Typically, these numbers increase during the summer months, with the influx of visiting tourists and seasonal residents. While the majority of the population lives along the coast and works in tourism and services, the inland region is sparsely inhabited, with the majority of the people working in agriculture and forestry. Lagos is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve and Portugal, due to its variety of tourist-friendly beaches, rock formations (Ponta da Piedade), bars, restaurants and hotels, renowned for its vibrant summer nightlife and parties. Yet, Lagos is also a historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery, frequent home of Henry the Navigator, historical shipyard and, at one time, centre of the European slave trade. In 2012, travel website TripAdvisor, classified Lagos as the number 1 travel destination, on a list of "15 destinations on the rise" worldwide.

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Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Lagos, Portugal. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. A gripping city on its own right, Faro also deserves a visit. Attractions in Faro include Tavira Island, Barreta Island, Algarve By Segway Tour. A vacation to Lagos can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Lagos*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lagos

    Know the pollution level of Lagos before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Lagos: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lagos for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lagos.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Lagos - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.93 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.76 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.5 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lagos

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lagos

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.06 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 78.49 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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