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Lagos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈlaɡuʃ], literally "Lakes") is a city and a municipality at the mouth of the river Bensafrim and along the Atlantic Ocean,in the region of Algarve, in Algarve's Barlavento (windward), Southern Portuga].
This municipality has a total population of 28,890 inhabitants. The city itself has a population of approximately 18,000. It is a historic (Portuguese Discoveries) and touristic city (beaches).The majority of the population lives along the coastal line and works in tourism and services. The inland region in 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 it's big variety of beaches, bars, restaurants, and hotels. It is also renowned for it's vibrant nightlife and parties, especially during summer.