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  The Azores - information - The Azores
The Azores, an outline of garden-like islands on the horizons of the Atlantic ocean.
The Azores were discovered in 1427 by Goncalo Velho (a contested fact by historians), a captain sailing under the command of Henry the Navigator.
The archipelago of the Azores is and Autonomous Region of the Portuguese Republic since 1976 extending for 373 miles (600 km) from Santa Maria in the western group to Corvo on the eastern group.
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Azores are in general characterized by the bold and
Azores were those of São Miguel, and Terceira, and at the end of the fifteenth century a certain number of the Moors, driven from Granada by Ferdinand and Isabella, took refuge in the islands.
Azores are not a colony, nor a foreign dependency of Portugal, but an integral part of the kingdom.
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  Azores - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Azores are actually the tops of some of the tallest mountains on the planet, as measured from their base at the bottom of the ocean.
In 1583, Philip II of Spain as king of Portugal, sent his combined Iberian fleet to clear the French traders from the Azores, decisively hanging his prisoners-of-war from the yardarms and contributing to the "Black Legend".
The Azores had a population of 238,767 in 31 December 2002 and a population density of 106 persons/km².
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 Encyclopedia: Azores
Horta is a port town on the island of Faial in the Azores.
The Azores (or Açores in Portuguese) are a group of Portuguese islands situated 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.
The division was quite arbitrary, and didn’t follow the natural island groups, rather reflecting the location of each district capital on the three main cities (neither of each on the western group).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Azores   (1333 words)

 Whale Watch Azores - the holiday that makes a difference
Whale Watch Azores offers people from all walks of life a relaxing whale and dolphin watching holiday that can make a real difference to the environment.
We regulary see 6 or 7 different species of cetacean in their natural environment, against the backdrop of Europes western frontier, the beautiful Azores archipelago.
the whales and dolphins of the Azores (Cetaceans),
whalewatchazores.com   (228 words)

 Azores on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Azores may have been known to the ancients and were included on a map in 1351.
The little-visited Azores - jewels in the mid-Atlantic.
Science and Technology: On a wing and a prayer; The Azores bullfinch is facing an imminent threat of extinction because of the destruction of the food supply in its island habitat.
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The Azores are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, almost half way between the Old and the New World.
While the entire chain of islands is composed of the peaks of some of the tallest mountains on Earth (as measured from their bases far under the ocean), the last volcanic eruption on the Island of Sao Miguel occurred in 1652.
The weather on Sao Miguel and on all the islands of the Azores is mild all year round and the many bays and lagoons which dot the island’s shoreline provide an abundance of swimming, snorkeling, diving and sailing activities.
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 Azores Portugal accommodation pages
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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.
The Azores are actually the tops of some of the tallest mountains on the planet, as measured from their base at the bottom of the ocean.
The Azores had a population of 238,767 in 31 December 2002 and a population density of 106 persons/km².
www.direct-hotels-online.com /Portugal/Azores/Azores.html   (865 words)

 Azores (Portugal)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Azores flag consists of a 3:2 bicolour of blue and white, being the blue field, at the hoist, two fifths of the flag’s area.
The pro-autonomy movement was born in Azores before the revolution that ended the monarchy in Portugal, and it is based on a flag that was first hoisted in the island Terceira, and later, after a civil war, became the Portuguese national flag.
Azores has a total area of 2335 km²;, and a population of 237 315 inhabitants as of 1990 (239 480 as of 1990), living in 9 islands encompassing 19 municipalities.
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 Amazon.com: Azores, 2nd: The Bradt Travel Guide: Books: David Sayers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Azores have aptly been described as the "Garden Islands" of the Atlantic, enjoying a warm climate and a multitude of species of flora and fauna.
David Sayers' expert botanical knowledge makes the Bradt guide to the Azores particularly strong on the natural history of the islands, which have been colonized with hundreds of species of exotic flowers and plants and are the home to many migrating birds.
Amid the quiet pastures and pretty fishing villages of the Azores, a tranquility reigns that belies the turbulent geological past that gave birth to this cluster of volcanic islands.
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The Azores were reputedly discovered about 1427 by Diogo de Senill (or Sevilha), a pilot of the king of Portugal.
The present-day Azores are organized as an autonomous region having the same status as the districts of continental Portugal but with special autonomous powers that are exercised by an elected regional assembly.
The Azores' inhabitants are mostly of Portuguese origin, and the predominant religion is Roman Catholicism.
www.nat.is /borgarferdireng/portugal_azores.htm   (896 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Azores temperate mixed forests (PA0403)
The Azores are lush, green islands situated in an isolated spot of the Atlantic Ocean, where temperatures are mild and change little from season to season.
The Azores (38º30' N 28º00' W) is an archipelago of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic, 1500 km west of Portugal and 3900 km from the eastern coast of the United States.
The climate of the Azores is heavily influenced by the Gulf Stream, with no frost below elevations of 500 m and average temperatures of 21° C in summer and 14.5° C in winter.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa0403_full.html   (1781 words)

 Azores Discovery: 9 Day Azores Expedition Adventure   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Like Ireland, the islands of the Azores are colored in forty shades of green, with a vibrant blend of Portugese, Spanish, British and Dutch influences visible in the picturesque villages.
The waters around the Azores are known for a variety of whale species — which will provide you with whale watching opportunities and a rich immersion in the history of whaling — for the Azoreans were master whalers, recruited by the Nantucket sea captains of old for their knowledge and prowess.
There is no sense of being in a backward locale in the Azores, just a sense of rightness, of being in the right place at the right time.
www.passporttoadventure.net /azores_expedition_adventure.htm   (2316 words)

 General information about Azores
As a result, during the hunting season of 1998/99, hunting was forbidden in various islands of the Azores.
In the Azores you may encounter sellers of objects in whale bone and ivory (without a registration number), dolphin tooth, turtle shells, shark tooth.
The Azores is a part of Portugal and the currency is Euro as well.
www.azores.dk /Egenerelt.htm   (2831 words)

 Azores Polarized Sunglasses - Warranty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Azores reserves the right to determine if there are any damages, and upon finding damages, may charge an additional nominal fee for the exchange or refund.
Azores Eyewear will ship the repaired or replaced sunglasses and return the processing fee to you, if Azores Eyewear determines the defects were from the manufacturer.
Thus, Azores Eyewear is not responsible for repairing or fitting your prescription lenses if received in connection with a warranty claim, although we will attempt to retain and return your prescription lenses.
www.azores-eyewear.com /Warranty.htm   (867 words)

 Azores Islands
In the 1880's the status of farming equipment found on the Azores was as this visitor saw it: Flax is extensively cultivated and used, yet a loom or spinning-wheel is a thing almost unknown.
It was a hooded cloak of dark blue broadcloth brought to the Azores by the Flemish beguines, a lay- religious group.
They held the Azores in what is called The Babylonian Captivity of 1580-1642.171 The Azores were involved in the Portuguese Civil War which lasted from 1820 to 1833.
wwwlibrary.csustan.edu /bsantos/azores.html   (7104 words)

 Welcome to the Azores GenWeb Site!
The Azores are thought by some to be part of the sunken continent of Atlantis.
During the period from 1580 - 1640, the Azores were occupied by Spain and used as a staging base for the Spanish fleets.
The Azores were declared an autonomous, or self-governing, region of Portugal in 1976.
homepage.mac.com /kmacardoza/Genealogy/azoresindex.html   (1048 words)

 Tectonics of the Azores   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Azores are shown as hot spot volcanoes on some maps but physical and chemical evidence shows they are associated with a spreading center.
Searle (1980) presented an excellent study on the history of the Azores triple junction, the area where the North American (shown as N.A. Plate), Eurasian, and African plates meet at a point.
The Azores lack a linear progression in the age of the volcanoes, a trend common in volcanoes associated with hot spots.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/africa/azores/tectonics.html   (263 words)

 Portugal > Travel > Azores > Ilhas de Azores
The first of the Azores group of islands were said to be discovered in 1427 but his fact is somewhat disputed by other records.
The Archipelago of the Azores is on the same latitude as that of Lisbon and is about two hours flight from Portugal.
Due to the purity of air the light is of such a quality that it emphasizes the colours of vegetation, flowers, and the difference between light and shade.
www.portugal-info.net /azores   (927 words)

In the top left hand corner is a white shield with a cross of five blue eschuteons, each with a saltire of five white bezants, and with a red border with seven golden castles.
Azores is located right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Azores has a minister of the Republic for Azores and he is called Alvaro Jose Brilhante Laborinho Lucio.
www.acklamgrange.org.uk /kensuke/Azores.htm   (316 words)

 Azores --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Terceira (The Third) was so called because it was the third island in the Azores to be discovered by the Portuguese.
The chief town and port is Angra do Heroísmo, which was formerly capital of the Azores.
Ponta Delgada is the largest city and capital of the group of nine islands and several islets called the região autónoma (autonomous region) of the Azores archipelago of Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9011552   (693 words)

 Azores   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although they are the closest point in Europe to the United States, the Azores are rarely visited by Americans, except for the large Portuguese-American community here that has roots on the island chain.
As a result, the Azores offer an opportunity to spend time on a group of unusual and often breathtaking islands, watching life go on largely unaffected by events in the rest of the world.
This island was for generations the whaling center of the Azores, and a fine museum offers a chance to see boats and other equipment that were in use only a decade ago.
www.umass.edu /journal/faculty/steve/travelarticles/AZORES.html   (1234 words)

 azores map and information page
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.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/azores.htm   (301 words)

 Pierre Sousa Lima motopage - The Azores
Due to its strategic geographic position, the archipelago was to become one of the axis of navigation between Europe, the Orient and America during the course of the 16th and 17th centuries.
The Azores' commitment to the preservation of nature and environmental protection led the European Union to award the Azores an honorable mention in 1995 as part of the European Awards for Tourism and the Environment.
The region's committment to nature is borne out by the presence of dozens of natural reserves, areas of protected landscape, parks and forests, all of which are a fitting testament to the commitment the regional government shows towards their ecological preservation.
pierre.inazores.com /acores_e.htm   (350 words)

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