So Where is the Best Place to Live in Portugal?
In a study carried out by the Institute of Behavioral Technology (INTEC) whereby a survey was carried out of thousands of Portuguese citizens across the country in relation to Welfare and Safety, Tourism plus Diversity and Tolerance. These were divided into ten categories three of which analysed The Quality of Life and the Best Municipalities to Live in. The research carried out and presented by researcher Miguel Lopes who is the coordinator of the study at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (FDUC) revealed that the Municipality of Lagoa came out with the best score.
The municipality found on the west side of the central Algarve includes the towns of Porches, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo and of course the town of Lagoa itself. Apart from this latest accolade, it has been recognised several times in the past for its stunning coastline.
The study carried out by the Institute of Behavioral Technology (INTEC) also analyses the domains of the environment; economy and employment; education and training; identity, culture and leisure; mobility and road safety; health; and urbanism and housing considered determinants to calculate the quality of life in each territory, through which it materializes the concept of “quality of life” designated by the World Health Organization: the individual’s perception regarding their insertion in society, in the context of culture and value system in which they live and their goals, expectations, standards and concerns”.
After accounting for all areas of the study and the scores obtained by all municipalities, the Municipality of Lagoa was considered the best municipality to live in Portugal, followed by the municipalities of Caminha, Bragança, Cascais and Pombal.
“It is a distinction that makes all Lagoenses proud and that is attributed to our municipality a few months after its 250th anniversary. It is undoubtedly an early gift and it is a very important distinction for a municipality that lives essentially on tourism”, said Luís Encarnação, mayor of Lagoa
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