Azores, Portugal

Region: Archipelago of the Azores
Location: Islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and North America
Islands: Santa Maria, Sao Miguel, Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores and Corvo
Capitals: Ponta Delgada (Presidency of the autonomous government), Angra do Heroísmo (Supreme Court), Horta (Legislative Assembly)
Population: 242,620 (1996 census)
Surface Area: 2,332.7 Km2
Principle Industries: Tourism, fishing, agriculture, canning, wine making, and cattle breeding.

 

To learn more information about the region and the history of migration and settlement from Azoreans to California:
http://www.azores.com/
http://wwwlibrary.csustan.edu/bsantos/azorean.html#3-33

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