- /fah"rddoo/, n.a seaport in S Portugal. 20,470.
* * *One of the oldest gambling games played with cards.Its name probably derives from the picture of a pharaoh on an early set. It was popular in Europe in the 18th–19th century and in the U.S. in the 19th century. The game involves betting on the rank, or number, of a card drawn from a dealing box. It is still played in a few casinos.
* * *▪ Portugalsouthernmost city of Portugal, lying on the Atlantic coast near Cape Santa Maria. Held by the Moors from early in the 8th century until 1249, when it was recaptured by Afonso III, the city was the last Moorish stronghold in Portugal. It was sacked by the English in 1596 and was almost totally destroyed in the earthquakes of 1722 and 1755. Notable remaining buildings include the Renaissance cathedral (restored in the 18th century); the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Anunciação (1513) is in ruins. The former bishop's palace library was pillaged by the Earl of Essex in 1596 and formed the nucleus of the Bodleian Library in Oxford.Agriculture is the primary economic activity, and Faro exports fish, wine, sumac (for tanning), and fruit. The publishing industry dates from 1489, when Jewish printers were operating presses in Lisbon and Faro for the country's earliest incunabula in Hebrew. Eucalyptus trees, originally imported from Australia, are an important source of pulp for the paper industry. During the 1970s the Portuguese government designated a reserve near Faro to conserve both the environment and the traditional architecture.The surrounding region is coextensive with the historical province of Algarve. It is popular with tourists because of its mild climate, fine beaches, and Moorish-looking towns. Henry the Navigator chose Algarve as a base for his expeditions in the 15th century, which sailed from ports near Faro city. Pop. (2001 prelim.) 40,355.
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