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The Azores


flag_coatofarms_azoresNumber of islands: 9 main islands
Capital: Ponta Delgada
Area: 2314 km2
Population: 241,700 inhabitants (2004)
Population density: 106 inhabitants/km²
GDP/inhabitant: 17 800€ (2005)
Climate: humid and cool oceanic
Economic activities: agriculture, fisheries and tourism
Official language: Portuguese
Status: Portuguese Autonomous Region, EU Outermost Region (OR)
Climate: maritime sub-tropical

General Information


The Azores is composed of 9 main islands that stretch across the mid-Atlantic Ocean for over 600 km in a northwest-southeast direction, making it possible for the archipelago to have an exclusive economic zone of nearly 1.1 million km2. At a distance of about 1500 km from mainland Portugal and 3900 km from the east coast of North America, the archipelago forms the Autonomous Region of the Azores, one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal (the other being the archipelago of Madeira).