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Azores

Azores Autonomous Region


The Azores Autonomous Region is an archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Azores are known for their dramatic landscapes, which include rugged cliffs, green pastures, and crater lakes. The islands are also recognized for their rich marine life, opportunities for whale watching, hot springs, and outdoor activities like hiking and diving. The Azores also noted for its dairy products, particularly cheese, and for its pineapple plantations. Azores region is made up of nine volcanic islands, divided into three groups: Eastern (São Miguel and Santa Maria), Central (Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, and Faial), and Western (Flores and Corvo).

Island Group Largest City Second-largest City Third-largest City Fourth-largest City
São Miguel Ponta Delgada Ribeira Grande Lagoa Vila Franca do Campo
Terceira Angra do Heroísmo Praia da Vitória
Pico, Faial, and others Horta (Faial) Madalena (Pico) Velas (São Jorge)

Islands of Azores Archipelago


Corvo

Corvo, located in the Western Group of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, is the smallest island in the archipelago both in terms of population and size. It has a population of approximately 384 residents and covers an area of just 0.16 square miles. The...

Flores

Flores, situated in the Western Group of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, is known for its stunning natural beauty. The island has a population of around 3,428 residents and spans an area of 1.45 square miles. It is divided into two municipalities: Lajes...

Graciosa

Graciosa is an island in the Central Group of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal. With a population of approximately 4,091 residents, it covers an area of 1.73 square miles, making it one of the smaller islands in the archipelago in terms of both size and...

Santa Maria

Santa Maria, located in the Eastern Group of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, is known for its distinctive character. It has a population of approximately 5,408 residents and covers an area of 2.29 square miles. The island is administratively composed of...

São Jorge

São Jorge is one of the islands in the Central Group of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal. It has a relatively small population of about 8,373 inhabitants and spans an area of 3.54 square miles. The island is administratively divided into two...

Pico

Pico is an island located in the Central Group of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal. It has a population of around 13,883 residents and covers an area of 5.87 square miles. The island is divided into three municipalities: Lajes do Pico, Madalena, and São...

Faial

Faial is an island in the Central Group of the Azores, a Portuguese autonomous region. It is home to approximately 14,334 residents and spans an area of 6.06 square miles. Faial is unique in its administrative structure, being comprised of a single municipality:...

Terceira

Terceira, the second-largest island in the Azores in terms of population, is situated in the Central Group of this Portuguese autonomous region. It boasts a population of approximately 53,244 residents and covers an area of 22.52 square miles. The island is...

São Miguel

São Miguel is the largest and most populous island in the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal. Situated in the Eastern Group of the archipelago, it has a population of approximately 133,295 residents and spans an area of 56.38 square miles. São Miguel is...

Leiria

Leiria

Leiria is a city known for its rivers, the beach, the pine forest of Leiria, the lagoons, the salt pans, the rock shelters, the religious architecture, the medieval buildings, the museums, the spas, the popular traditions, the crafts and the excellent gastronomy....

Aveiro

Aveiro

The city of Aveiro is known as “The Venice of Portugal” due to the large number of canals, bridges, moliceiros, boats typical of the region and its Ria. It is a Portuguese city located on the west coast of Portugal, its boundary to the north is the district of Porto,...

Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco, a Distinctive Jewel in Eastern Portugal Castelo Branco is a remarkable city tucked in the eastern region of Portugal, known as the capital of the district of Castelo Branco. It is home to approximately 31,000 inhabitants and offers a rich mix of...

Guarda

Guarda, an Intriguing Mix of History and Beauty in Northeastern Portugal Guarda is a historic city in the northeastern region of Portugal, known as the highest city in the country and the capital of the district of Guarda. With a population of roughly 42,000...

Coimbra

Coimbra, a Historic and Cultural Hub in Central Portugal Coimbra is a historic city nestled in the Centro region of Portugal, serving as the capital of the Coimbra District. With a population of roughly 143,000 residents, it beautifully fuses the allure of traditional...

Viseu

Viseu

Viseu is one of the main cities in the Center of Portugal region, with approximately 60,000 inhabitants, is classified as one of the European cities with the best quality of life, designated as Gastronomy Destination, distinguished for having the cleaner sidewalks,...

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