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Algarve NUTS II region, and the district of Faro in Portugal.
Algarve NUTS II region, and the district of Faro in Portugal.

The Algarve (pron. IPA[aɫ'gaɾv(ɨ)]) is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, incorporating 16 municipalities. The capital is the city of Faro. Other cities are Albufeira, Lagoa, Lagos, Loulé, Olhão, Silves, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António. Quarteira, which is a town and a parish in the Loulé municipality, is another town with 'city' (Portuguese cidade) status, but its population varies greatly from season to season. The Algarve is one of the regions of Portugal according to NUTS II subdivisions. The region coincides with the district of Faro, and has as its administrative centre the town of Faro, where are located both the region's international airport (Faro/Algarve Airport) [FAO] and public university (the University of the Algarve). Image File history File links LocalRegiaoAlgarve. ... Image File history File links LocalRegiaoAlgarve. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... Location of the district of Faro The District of Faro (pron. ... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Continental Portugal (Portuguese: Portugal Continental) is the designation of the mainland Portugal territory, in the Iberian Peninsula, located in the Continental Europe. ... Wall entrance City Hall The Hermitage of Nossa Senhora do Pé da Cruz Statue of King Afonso III Governo Civil Igreja da Sé (main church) Faros Island Faros Marina The old mercy/church and hospital in Faro Faro is both a city and a district in southern Portugal. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Algarve  - Subregion Algarve  - District or A.R. Faro Mayor Desidério Jorge da Silva  - Party PSD Area 140. ... There are parishes that have the name Lagoa (Portuguese: for lagoon): In Brazil Campina da Lagoa, Paraná Lagoa, Paraíba Lagoa, a quarter of Rio de Janeiro Lagoa Alegre, Piauí Lagoa dAnta, Rio Grande do Norte Lagoa do Barro do Piauí, Piauí Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas Lagoa do Carro... This article is about the city in Portugal. ... Loulé is a city in the Algarve region, southern Portugal. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Algarve  - Subregion Algarve  - District or A.R. Faro Mayor Francisco José Leal  - Party PS Area 130. ... Image:Silves. ... Tavira or Tabira is another name for Durango, Spain. ... Vila Real de Santo Antonio is a city in Algarve, Portugal. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... // Districts There are 18 Districts (distritos, singular - distrito) in mainland Portugal: note: Territorial division in Portugal is currently in flux, because of planned centralization. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... Faro is a district of Portugal. ... Wall entrance City Hall The Hermitage of Nossa Senhora do Pé da Cruz Statue of King Afonso III Governo Civil Igreja da Sé (main church) Faros Island Faros Marina The old mercy/church and hospital in Faro Faro is both a city and a district in southern Portugal. ... For the airport in Yukon, Canada, see Faro Airport (Yukon). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The University of the Algarve (Universidade do Algarve) is a Portuguese state university with administrative and financial autonomy in the Algarve. ...


Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Fish, seafood and fruit production, which includes oranges, carob beans, figs and almonds, are important activities in the region. Tourist redirects here. ...

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History

The Conii, influenced by Tartessos, were established by the sixth century BC in the region of the Algarve. They would be strongly influenced by the Celtici. The Phoenicians had established trading ports along the coast circa 1000 BC. The Carthaginians founded Portus Hanibalis — known today as Portimão — in circa 550 BC. The Romans in the 2nd century BC spread through the Iberian Peninsula, and many Roman ruins can still be seen in the region, notably in Lagos. Ancient map of the Golf of Cadis, showing part of the Roman Provinces of Lusitania and Betica. ... Tartessos (also Tartessus) was a harbor city on the south coast of the Iberian peninsula (in modern Andalusia, Spain), at the mouth of the Guadalquivir river. ... The Celtici were an ancient celtic tribe akin to the Lusitanians and Calaicians or Gallaeci, living in what today is the province of Alentejo in modern Portugal. ... Phoenicia was an ancient civilization in the north of ancient Canaan, with its heartland along the coastal plain of what is now Lebanon and Syria. ... This article is about the ancient city-state of Carthage in North Africa. ... This article is about the state which existed from the 6th century BC to the 1st century BC. For the state which existed in the 18th century, see Roman Republic (18th century). ... The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe, and includes modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. ...


In the 5th century the Visigoths took control of the Algarve until the beginning of the Moorish invasion in 711. When the Moors conquered Lagos in 716 it was called Zawaia. Faro, which the Christian residents had called Santa Maria, was renamed Faraon, which means "the settlement of the Knights." A votive crown belonging to Reccesuinth (653–672) The Visigoths (Latin: ) were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe, the Ostrogoths being the other. ... For other uses, see moor. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ...


Due to the Moorish occupation of Iberia, the region was called "Al-Gharb Al-Andalus". Al-Gharb means "the west"; Al-Andalus, as the greater Iberian region was known, makes reference to the Vandals, a Germanic tribe who had previously occupied the southern part of the peninsula. Arabic has no way of expressing the 'V' sound. Al-Andalus is the Arabic name given the Iberian Peninsula by its Muslim conquerors; it refers to both the Caliphate proper and the general period of Muslim rule (711–1492). ... History of Portugal series Prehistoric Portugal Pre-Roman Portugal Roman Lusitania and Gallaecia Visigoths and Suevi Moorish rule and Reconquista First County of Portugal Kingdom of Galicia and Portugal Second County of Portugal Establishment of the Monarchy Consolidation of the Monarchy 1383–1385 Crisis Discoveries Portuguese Empire 1580 Crisis Iberian... Vandal and Vandali redirect here. ...

A 16th century map of the Kingdom of Portugal, clearly showing the separated status of the Algarve at the time.
A 16th century map of the Kingdom of Portugal, clearly showing the separated status of the Algarve at the time.

In the mid-12th century, the Moorish occupation ended: the "Al-Gharb" has been since then the kingdom of Algarve. It was not until the 13th century that the Portuguese finally secured the region against subsequent Moorish attempts to recapture the area - see Reconquista. King Afonso III of Portugal started calling himself King of Portugal and Algarve. Later on, after 1471, with the conquest of territories in Northern Africa (considered as the Algarve of abroad in Africa) the title became with Afonso V of Portugal, King of Portugal and the Algarves here (in Europe) and abroad in Africa, and it stayed so till the proclamation of the Portuguese Republic in 1910. Anthem: O Hino da Carta (from 1834) The Kingdom of Portugal in 1561 Capital Lisbon¹ Language(s) Portuguese Religion Roman Catholic Government Monarchy King  - 1139-1185 Afonso I  - 1908-1910 Manuel II History  - Established 26 July, 1139  - Peninsular War 1808-1814  - Brazilian suzerainty 1815  - Brazilian independence October 12, 1822  - Revolution... For other uses, see Reconquista (disambiguation). ... Afonso III of Portugal (Portuguese pron. ... Afonso V of Portugal, the African, thirteenth king of Portugal was born in Sintra in January 15, 1432 and died in the same city in August 28, 1481. ...


In the 15th century, Henry the Navigator based himself in Sagres and conducted various maritime expeditions which established Portugal as a colonial power. The Infante Henrique, Duke of Viseu (Porto, March 4, 1394 – Sagres, November 13, 1460); pron. ...


The Algarve was a semi-autonomous area of Portugal with a governor from 1595 to 1808, as well as a separate taxation system until the end of the 18th century[verification needed]. During this time, to reflect the Algarve's unique status, Portuguese monarchs were known as "King of Portugal and The Algarves." A tax is an involuntary fee paid by individuals or businesses to a state, or to functional equivalents of a state, including tribes, secessionist movements or revolutionary movements. ...


The 1755 Lisbon earthquake damaged several areas in the Algarve, where a tsunami dismantled some coastal fortresses and, in the lower levels, razed houses. Almost all the coastal towns and villages of the Algarve were heavily damaged, except Faro, which was protected by the sandy banks of Ria Formosa lagoon. In Lagos, the waves reached the top of the city walls. The town of Vila Real de Santo António was destroyed by a wave from the earthquake, and rebuilt many years later in 1774. For many Portuguese coastal regions, including the Algarve, the destructive effects of the tsunami were more disastrous than those of the earthquake proper. This 1755 copper engraving shows the ruins of Lisbon in flames and a tsunami overwhelming the ships in the harbor. ... For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ... Wall entrance City Hall The Hermitage of Nossa Senhora do Pé da Cruz Statue of King Afonso III Governo Civil Igreja da Sé (main church) Faros Island Faros Marina The old mercy/church and hospital in Faro Faro is both a city and a district in southern Portugal. ... The Ria Formosa lagoon, located in Algarve, south of Portugal, is a barrier islands system that communicates with the sea trough 6 inlets. ... This article is about the city in Portugal. ... Vila Real de Santo Antonio is a city in Algarve, Portugal. ...


In 1807 when Junot was leading the first Napoleonic invasion in the north of Portugal, the Algarve was occupied by the Spanish troops of Manuel Godoy. The Algarve became the first part of Portugal to liberate itself from Spanish occupation, in the rebellion of Olhão in 1808. Jean-Andoche Junot, Duke of Abrantes (October 23, 1771 – July 29, 1813) was a French general under Napoleon Bonaparte. ... ... Manuel de Godoy (May 12, 1767 – October 4, 1851) was a Spanish statesman. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Algarve  - Subregion Algarve  - District or A.R. Faro Mayor Francisco José Leal  - Party PS Area 130. ...


Geography

Burgau, Algarve - a view of the Nature Park of Southwest Alentejo and Cape St. Vicente Coast.
Burgau, Algarve - a view of the Nature Park of Southwest Alentejo and Cape St. Vicente Coast.

The Algarve is hilly, but traversed with rich valleys. Its highest point is the mountain range of Monchique, with a maximum altitude of 906m (Peak of the Fóia). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


It is composed of 5,412 square kilometres with approximately 410,000 permanent inhabitants (density of 76 inhabitants per square kilometre). This figure increases to over a million people at the height of summer due to an influx of tourists. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


The region is also the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 170 square kilometres and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds. Ria Formosa from Quinta do Lago Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Ria Formosa The Ria Formosa lagoon, located in Algarve, south of Portugal, is a barrier islands system that communicates with the sea trough 6 inlets. ... It has been suggested that Reserve design be merged into this article or section. ...


The Algarve is a popular destination for tourism, primarily because of its beaches, Mediterranean climate, safety and relatively low costs. The length of the south-facing coastline is approximately 155 kilometres. Beyond the westernmost point of Cape St. Vincent it stretches a further 50 kilometres to the north. The coastline is notable for picturesque limestone caves and grottoes, particularly around Lagos, which are accessible by powerboat. Praia da Marinha, Lagoa was classified as one of the 100 most beautiful and well preserved beaches of the world. There are many other beautiful and famous summer places such as Albufeira, Vilamoura, Praia da Rocha, Lagos, Armação de Pêra, Alvor, Monte Gordo Tavira,Salema and Sagres. It is also host to the annual Algarve Cup invitational tournament for national teams in women's football. For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ...  Areas with Mediterranean climate A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles the climate of the lands in the Mediterranean Basin, which includes over half of the area with this climate type world-wide. ... The Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St. ... For other uses, see Limestone (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ... Categories: Stub | Boat types ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Algarve  - Subregion Algarve  - District or A.R. Faro Mayor José Eduardo  - Party PSD Area 88. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Algarve  - Subregion Algarve  - District or A.R. Faro Mayor Desidério Jorge da Silva  - Party PSD Area 140. ... Boojum 15:48, 17 August 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... This article is about the city in Portugal. ... Armacao de Pera is a town with very little attractions. ... Tavira or Tabira is another name for Durango, Spain. ... The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in womens football (soccer), held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994. ... UEFA Womens Cup Final 2005 at Potsdam Womens association football is the most prominent team sport for women in many countries, and one of the few womens team sports with professional leagues. ...


Furthermore, the coast is known for it's extraordinary peaches, with a lot of fur. It was made known by African invaders, led by King Uzumbiake, and his tribes of wild Camel Riders. They pillaged and salvaged the coast for almost a year, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. And after each house they burned down, they planted a peach tree, so where you today can find a lot of peach trees is actually old villages, who had been annihalalted. He was finally stopped by Lord Marximillian Cortéz, in a bloody battle at the foothills of Castél Maniche. The symbol of Maximillian was a sword with a red diamond in its middle, and it is worn as a necklace by the natives, to protect against Uzumbiake. And it is from that symbol that the old saying of "the two edged sword" derrives from.


Municipalities

Vilamoura's marina.
Vilamoura's marina.
Algarve has plenty of golf courses.
Algarve has plenty of golf courses.
Praia Grande, Algarve.
Praia Grande, Algarve.
Praia da Marinha, Algarve.
Praia da Marinha, Algarve.
Algarve is also famous for its nightlife.
Algarve is also famous for its nightlife.

Maps: Interactive map of the Algarve The region is divided into 16 municipalities: Image File history File linksMetadata MarinaVilamoura. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MarinaVilamoura. ... Boojum 15:48, 17 August 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (800x1010, 813 KB) Golfe no Algarve Valter Jacinto http://pbase. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (800x1010, 813 KB) Golfe no Algarve Valter Jacinto http://pbase. ... This article is about the game. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Praia da Marinha (Algarve) Praia da Marinha (English: Beach of the Navy) is one of the most beautiful and emblematic beaches of Portugal, and was distinguished with the Golden Beach award for the Ministry of the Environment, in 1998, because of its singular natural values. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ...

Note: the Algarve region and the Faro district are coexistent (comprise exactly the same territory).The Algarve has several cities,towns and villages. It also includes some islands and islets. Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Algarve  - Subregion Algarve  - District or A.R. Faro Mayor Desidério Jorge da Silva  - Party PSD Area 140. ... District or region Faro Mayor   - Party Area 576. ... District or region Faro Mayor   - Party Manuel Marreiros PS Area 323. ... Castro Marim is a town in the Algarve region of Portugal. ... Wall entrance City Hall The Hermitage of Nossa Senhora do Pé da Cruz Statue of King Afonso III Governo Civil Igreja da Sé (main church) Faros Island Faros Marina The old mercy/church and hospital in Faro Faro is both a city and a district in southern Portugal. ... District or region Faro Mayor   - Party José Eduardo PSD Area 88. ... This article is about the city in Portugal. ... Loulé is a city in the Algarve region, southern Portugal. ... Monchique is a town of southern Portugal, in the district of Faro (formerly the province of Algarve); 13 miles south of Saboia station on the Lisbon-Faro railway, and 12 miles north of Villa Nova on the Atlantic. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Algarve  - Subregion Algarve  - District or A.R. Faro Mayor Francisco José Leal  - Party PS Area 130. ... Portimão is a city located in the Algarve, on the southern coast of Portugal. ... District or region Faro Mayor   - Party António Eusébio PS Area 153. ... Image:Silves. ... Tavira or Tabira is another name for Durango, Spain. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Algarve  - Subregion Algarve  - District or A.R. Faro Mayor Gilberto Viegas  - Party PSD Area 179. ... Vila Real de Santo Antonio is a city in Algarve, Portugal. ...


Economy

Agricultural products of the region include fig, almond, orange (laranja do Algarve), carob bean, strawberry tree and cork oak. Horticulture is important and the region's landscape was known for the large areas of land covered with plastic greenhouses which are used for that end. Fishing and aquaculture are important activities in the coastal area of Algarve, with sardines, soles, cyprinids, gilt-head bream and various seafood being the major productions. Food processing, cement and construction, are the main industries. Tourism related activities are extensive and make the bulk of Algarve's economy during summer time. Species About 800, including: Ficus altissima Ficus americana Ficus aurea Ficus benghalensis- Indian Banyan Ficus benjamina- Weeping Fig Ficus broadwayi Ficus carica- Common Fig Ficus citrifolia Ficus coronata Ficus drupacea Ficus elastica Ficus godeffroyi Ficus grenadensis Ficus hartii Ficus lyrata Ficus macbrideii Ficus macrophylla- Moreton Bay Fig Ficus microcarpa- Chinese... For other uses, see Almond (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (L.) Osbeck[1] Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Binomial name Ceratonia siliqua Linnaeus The Carob tree (from Arabic: خروب kharoub and Hebrew: חרוב Charuv), Ceratonia siliqua, is an evergreen shrub or tree native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated for its edible seed pods. ... For other uses of Strawberry, see Strawberry (disambiguation). ... Binomial name L. The Cork Oak (Quercus suber) is a medium-sized, evergreen oak tree in the section Quercus sect. ... Horticulture (pronounced or US [1]) is the art and science of the cultivation of plants. ... The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken. ... For the computer security term, see Phishing. ... Workers harvest catfish from the Delta Pride Catfish farms in Mississippi Aquaculture is the cultivation of aquatic organisms. ... Sardines in the Pacific An open Sardines can Sardines on a plate grilled Sardines For the hide and seek-like game, see Hide and seek. ... The soles are flatfishes of various families. ... Genera (many, see text) The family Cyprinidae, named after the Greek word Kypris, another name for Aphrodite, consists of the carps and some of the fish known as minnows. ... Binomial name L., 1758 The gilt-head (sea) bream Sparus aurata (Linn. ... Spaghetti with seafood (Spaghetti allo scoglio). ... Food processing is the set of methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for consumption by humans or animals. ... For other uses, see Cement (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Construction (disambiguation). ... Tourist redirects here. ...


Tourism and immigration in the Algarve

In the 1960s the Algarve became a very popular destination for tourists, mainly from Britain. It has since become a common destination for Germans, Dutch and Irish people. Many of these tourists own their own property in the region. There are Algarve-based English-written publications and newspapers specifically addressed to this community. In addition to the natural beauties and plenty of beaches, the Algarve has invested in the creation of a network of golf courses. Well-known beaches in the Algarve range from Praia da Luz to Armação de Pêra. A well known spa town is Caldas de Monchique. The Dutch (Ethnonym: Nederlanders meaning Lowlanders) are the dominant ethnic group[1] of the Netherlands[2]. They are usually seen as a Germanic people. ... The Irish people (Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European ethnic group who originate in Ireland, in north western Europe. ... To publish is to make publicly known, and in reference to text and images, it can mean distributing paper copies to the public, or putting the content on a website. ... Reading the newspaper: Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. ... This article is about the game. ... Praia da Luz beach Praia da Luz cliff Praia da Luz (pron. ... Armacao de Pera is a town with very little attractions. ... Taking the waters at Bath became a fashionable means of leisure Lucy, A spa town is a town frequented many Lucys, mainly for health reasons, to take the waters. The often historical term derives from the Belgian town Spa. ... Caldas de Monchique is a spa town in the Monchique mountains in the Algarve region of Portugal. ...


Algarve's mild climate attracts interest from Northern Europeans wishing to have a holiday home or residence on the region. Being a region of Portugal, and therefore in the European Union, any EU citizen have the right to freely buy property and reside with little formality in the Algarve.[1] British expatriates, followed by German, Dutch and Scandinavians, are among the largest groups wishing to own a home in this Portugal's sunny region. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


Tourism plays an important role in the economy of the Algarve region. A large number of seasonal job opportunities are tourism-related and are fulfilled by thousands of immigrant workers arrived from countries like Brazil, Ukraine and Cape Verde, among others.


In March 2007 the Minister of Economy, Manuel Pinho, announced the creation of the "Allgarve" brand, as a part of a strategical promotion of the Algarve as a tourism destination for foreign citizens.[2]


Accommodation

Accommodation in the Algarve ranges from high rise resorts in places like Albufeira to traditional guesthouses, located in the small towns and villages surrounding the algarve coast. Over the past 50 years the Algarve has seen an increase in development, particularly from non-Portuguese developers. While these developments are certainly not on the same level as those in Spain, they have resulted in visual pollution which has affected residents living in the area. Over the past few years many tourists visiting the Algarve have moved away from the resorts, and have chosen the comfort of a traditional Algarve guesthouse, many of these run by ex-pats from England, Holland, and Germany who have escaped to the Algarve for a quieter life.


Education in the Algarve

The region has several private and public secondary schools, primary schools as well as kindergartens. There are also international schools such as VVIS International School, Barlavento Primary School and Vilamoura International School as well as the International School of the Algarve, located in Porches, Lagoa.


The University of the Algarve, headquartered in Faro with an extension in Portimão, is a public university which awards all academic degrees in fields ranging from marine biology to economics to environmental engineering. There are also several higher and medium-education private institutions. The University of the Algarve (Universidade do Algarve) is a Portuguese state university with administrative and financial autonomy in the Algarve. ... Wall entrance City Hall The Hermitage of Nossa Senhora do Pé da Cruz Statue of King Afonso III Governo Civil Igreja da Sé (main church) Faros Island Faros Marina The old mercy/church and hospital in Faro Faro is both a city and a district in southern Portugal. ... Portimão is a city located in the Algarve, on the southern coast of Portugal. ... Various species of reef fish in the Hawaiian Islands. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Environmental engineering[1][2] is the application of science and engineering principles to improve the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate polluted sites. ...


Weather

The summer months see high temperatures that attract beach-goers and sun-lovers from around the world.


The Algarve has the perfect weather and climate for tourism.


The maximum temperatures in the Algarve fluctuate between 15 and 31 °C, with the temperature never falling below zero in the winter months. The degree Celsius (°C) is a unit of temperature named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed a similar system in 1742. ...


See also

History of Portugal series Prehistoric Portugal Pre-Roman Portugal Roman Lusitania and Gallaecia Visigoths and Suevi Moorish rule and Reconquista First County of Portugal Kingdom of Galicia and Portugal Second County of Portugal Establishment of the Monarchy Consolidation of the Monarchy 1383–1385 Crisis Discoveries Portuguese Empire 1580 Crisis Iberian...

References

  1. ^ "On the Rights of Citizens of the Union...", EC Directive 2004/58 EC, retrieved 25 May 2007.[1]

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External links

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