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Why the Azores?

 

 

ü The Azores archipelago is composed of nine islands, divided into three main groups: Western Group: Corvo and Flores; Central Group: Faial, Graciosa, Pico, São Jorge e Terceira; Eastern Group: Santa Maria e S. Miguel and several rocks and ocean reefs located on the northside of the archipelago.  

 

ü The Azores has a land area of 2,322 km2 and a coastline of 943 km.

 

 

Area (km2): 2,322.0

 

inhab/Km2: 105.9

 

Population (N.): 245,811 (2010)2

 

 

ü 97% of the water supply in the Azores Islands is provided by underground water sources.

 

ü Excellent environmental habitat for several marine species (8,772.7 ha).

 

ü Good infrastructures: efficient transport system (ports, airports and roadways network), adapted to the characteristics of the archipelago (geography and population density).

 

 

Marinas / Yachting Harbors 5 Marinas / Yachting Harbors - Ponta Delgada,Vila Franca do Campo, Praia da VitóriaHorta, Angra do Heroísmo

  

    

 

Portos Marítimos

3 Maritime Ports - Ponta DelgadaPraia da VitóriaHorta (passangers and goods) 

 

 

 

Aeroportos e Aeródromos9  Airports - Ponta Delgada, Horta, Santa Maria,Flores, Graciosa, Pico, São Jorge, Corvo

 

 

 

  

ü Due to its geological origin (volcanic) and its geographical location, the Azores islands are exposed to natural hazards.

 

 

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