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Castro Marim Town and County
Castro Marim is a Portuguese town belonging to the district of Faro, the Algarve region and subregion, with about 3 000 inhabitants.
It is the seat of a municipality with 299.83 km ² in area and 6 493 people (2006)  divided into 4 districts.
The municipality is bordered to the north and west by the Municipality of Alcoutim, east by Spain, south by Vila Real de Santo António (mainland) and the Atlantic Ocean, southwest by the parish of Vila Nova de Cacela (Vila Real de Santo António ) and west by Tavira.
The county charter was granted in 1277.
It was the seat of the Order of Christ between 1319 and 1356, the only period in which this order (created from the Portuguese Templars) was not based in Tomar.
The castle of Castro Marim was founded by the Templars, after the extinction of the Order, became one of the headquarters of the Order of Christ in Portugal.
Heritage in the county
Castelo de Castro Marim
St. Anthony's Church - with an altar evoking the saint's miracles Forte de São Sebastião - an important seventeenth-century fortress Church of St. Sebastian - with seventeenth-century altarpieces and tempera paintings of the eighteenth century
Church of Our Lady of Martyrs - Although dating of the eighteenth century has a picture of the Archangel Gabriel of the fifteenth century.
Has an interesting dome.
The parishes of Castro Marim are:
The beaches in Castro Marim are:
Praia Verde (Castro Marim
Beach Head - Retur