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Azores

Acores
CapitalPonta Delgada
Area2.355 km2
Population241 763 inhabitants
Density104 inhabitants/km2
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Azores: When to go

Further information for trip

Currency:Euro (EUR)
Language (s):Portuguese.
Formalities:If you are a citizen of the European Union, you have the right to stay and work if the duration of the employment is three months maximum. Just to be in possession of your card national identity or your valid passport. If you stay more than six months or work more than three months, it will take you to register with the authorities of the country. For the other no visa for a stay of less than 90 days
Vaccines:No vaccination is required.

History - geography - weather - climate - tourism

The archipelago is located substantially at the same latitude as Lisbon (39 ° 43' 39 ° 55' North latitude). He knows a very humid oceanic climate with relatively small annual variations.

The volcanic origin of the Islands is demonstrated by the existence of numerous cinder cones and several stratovolcanos acaldeira. Most of the Islands are subject to intense seismic activity. The volcano Ponta do Pico on Pico Island, mainly basaltic in nature and whose altitude is of 2,351 metres, is the highest point of Azores as well as from Portugal.

Acores

The nine islands are divided into three natural geographical groups:

  • the Eastern Group includes the islands of São Miguel and Santa Maria;
  • the central group includes the islands of Faial, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge and Pico (with the highest point of Portugal, Mount Pico 2,351 metres);
  • the Western Group includes the islands of Flores and Corvo.

The nine islands have a total area of 2,355 km². Their individual surface varies between 747 km2 for the largest (São Miguel) and 17 km2 for the smallest (Corvo).

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