Portimão, Portugal, is a town in the district of Faro, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 55,614, in an area of 182.06 km². Historically a fishing and shipbuilding centre, it has nonetheless developed into a strong tourist centre oriented along its beaches and southern coast. I passed through on a train headed for the Spanish border in 1984. The train pulled into the station briefly then traveled on past fields of cork trees and orange groves.