The New International Encyclopædia/Loulé
LOULÉ, lō̇-lā′. A town in the extreme southern part of Portugal, in the Province of Algarve, picturesquely situated seven miles northwest of Faro (Map: Portugal, A 4). It is an old town with remains of Moorish walls and towers, and several notable churches, one of which is a place of pilgrimage. The principal industry is the manufacture of wickerwork, and there are silver and copper mines in the neighborhood. Population, in 1878, 14,448; in 1900, 22,511.