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Silves is a town (population 37,000) on the banks of the Arade River in the region of Algarve, Portugal.
The town of Silves was possibly founded during the times of Roman domination, between 700 and 1200 Moors ruled here and Silves was one of the most important towns of Algarve.
During the Moorish era Silves was a major trading location and it was also an important port, with a constant flow of boats departing for the Mediterranean or North Africa. Today the Arada River’s flow has altered and reduced, now only suitable for tourist boats.
Silves is locted 15 kilometers from the Atlantic coast. Its surrounding is a green land with vast plantations of oranges, mandarins, figs and olives.
Photo taken from walls of Silves castle.

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