Plastic cow with Portugese Flag
Portugal - Lagos Lagos is at the mouth of the Bensafrim river and along the Atlantic Ocean,in the region of Algarve, in Algarve`s Barlavento (windward), Southern Portugal. It has 27,041 inhabitants. The city itself has a population of approximately 18,000. 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's history stretches over 2,000 years. The name Lagos has a Celtic origin and is derived from the word Lacobriga. Carthaginians first settled the area and recruited Celtic tribesmen in their war against the Romans (the Punic Wars). Later it became colonized by the Romans, becoming part of the Roman province Lusitania. Quintus Sertorius, a Roman rebellious general, helped by the Lusitanians won a battle against the Roman army of Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius probably at nearby Monte Molião. Lacobriga was already an important harbor.