The widely-separated Azores, 972 miles (1564 km) directly west of Lisbon, Portugal, includes nine islands (all volcanic in origin).
Colonized by the Portuguese in the mid-15th century, their strategic position near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is their most valuable asset.
Today the Azores are an important mid-ocean refueling and pit-stop for commercial airlines, cruise ships, international shipping, and private yachts.
Famous for deep sea fishing, local cheeses, red and white wine production, and many varieties of tropical fruit - the islands are becoming a increasingly popular tourist destination.
The Azores' maps and information pages are currently being revised, and will be posted soon.
Facts and Figures
Official Name Azores,
an autonomous region of Portugal since 1439
Administrative Capital Ponta Delgada
Languages Portuguese (official)
Official Currency the Euro, details here
Religions Catholic, others
Land Area 2,355 sq km (893 sq miles)
Landforms The forested islands are volcanic in origin and ringed by long, sandy beaches. The highest point is the Pico Volcano, at (2,351 m)
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Azores Outline Map here
Portugal Map here
Madeira Islands Map here
European Continent here
European Continent at UT here
Azores.com (all islands) here!
Azores web site here!
Portugal Tourism here!
Climate The warm Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream produces a temperate maritime climate. Most summer days are sunny and pleasant. Frequent rain falls October through April, but showers are brief.
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