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Angra, or Angra do Heroismo Is the capital of Terceira Island, the former capital of the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, and chief town of an administrative district, comprising of nine islands: Terceira, São Jorge Island, Graciosa, Sao Miguel Island, Pico Island, Santa Maria Island, Flores Island, Faial Island, and Corvo Island. Angra is built on the south coast of Terceira in 38°38′ N 27°13′ W (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=38_38_N_27_13_W_). It is the headquarters of a military command, and the residence of a Roman Catholic bishop; its principal buildings are the cathedral, military college, arsenal and observatory. The harbour, now of little commercial or strategic importance, but formerly a celebrated naval station, is sheltered on the west and south-west by the promontory of Mt. Brazil; but it is inferior to the neighbouring ports of Ponta Delgada and Horta. The foreign trade is not large, and consists chiefly in the exportation of pineapples and other fruit. Angra served as a refuge for Queen Maria II of Portugal from 1830 to 1833. It also served refure for Almeida Garrett during the Napoleonic Wars. Terceira Island is a Portuguese island in the Azores Archipelago, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... Flag of Azores Shaded relief map of the Azores from 1975 The Azores ( Portuguese: Açores) are an archipelago of Portuguese islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,500 km from Lisbon and about 3,900 km from the east coast of North America. ... Pico (Ilha do Pico) is an island of the Azores noted for its eponymous volcano, its peak, the highest mountain of Portugal. ... There is more than one entry in wikipedia for Flores Island: Flores, an island arc in Indonesia. ... Faial Island is an island of the Azores, its area is 169. ... Corvo Island (Portuguese, Ilha do Corvo, lit. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This article is about a city in the Azores. ... Horta is both a parish and a district in western part of the Azores. ... Maria II, Queen of Portugal (April 4, 1819 - November 15, 1853). ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Events January 3, Britain seizes control of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. ... João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett (b. ... The Napoleonic Wars lasted from 1804 until 1815. ...


The population is 35,581 (2001) and the area is 237.52 km. The density is 149.80 people/km². It is one of the largest municipalities in the Azores. The district includes the southwestern half of the island of Terceira. It is encircled almost entirely by the Atlantic Ocean except for the east. It is bordered by Praia da Vitória to the west. The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ...

  • Area code: (351) 295-40x-xxx
  • Postal code: 9701
  • Name of inhabitants: Angrense

The 19 parishes of Angra do Heroísmo are: Here are lists of postal codes in Portugal, the system here is DDDD-DDD: Contents // Categories: Lists of postal codes | Portugal geography stubs ...

About 70% of the parishes have 1,000 people and 88.71% of the population live in parishes with population over 1,000. About 11.3% of the population live in parishes with less than 1,000 people. The most populated parish is Nossa Senhora da Conceição and least populated is Serreta. The largest parish geographically is Porto Judeu and the smallest is Santa Luzia. Altares is a parish in the district of Angra do Heroísmo in the Azores. ... Cinco Ribeiras is a parish in the district of Angra do Heroísmo in the Azores. ... Doze Ribeiras is a parish in the district of Angra do Heroísmo in the Azores. ... Porto Judeu is a parish in the district of Angra do Heroísmo in the Azores. ... Posto Santo is a parish in the district of Angra do Heroísmo in the Azores. ... Raminho is a parish in the district of Angra do Heroísmo in the Azores. ... Serreta is a parish in the district of Angra do Heroísmo in the Azores. ...


Angra also has a soccer team in which is related with its inhabitants and is named Angrense which is part of the Associação de Futebol de Angra do Heroísmo. It is the only main soccer team in the area. The football/soccer governing body is located in this area.


This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica ( 1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


 
 

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